Death and the King's Horsemen Short Answer Test - Answer Key

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Short Answer Questions Key

1. What is the author's ethnic background?

African.

2. Where was the author educated?

England.

3. In which country did the original story take place?

Nigeria.

4. Oyo is a _______________.

Kingdom.

5. In which year did the actual occurrence described in the play take place?

1946.

6. During what major event did Soyinka decide to set her play around?

World War II.

7. According to Soyinka, what first needs to exist before there can be a clash between two cultures?

Equality.

8. In the author's note, Soyinka states that Elesin Oba is the _____________ in the eyes of the Yoruban people.

Universe.

9. How many kingdoms are the Yoruba divided into?

Not stated.

10. The author states that this story illustrates a ____________________ between two cultures.

Confrontation.

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