Death and the King's Horsemen Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Olunde does not _______________ Elesin when he sees him.

2. Who tells Olunde how to find Mr. and Mrs. Pilkings?

3. What word does Pilkings use to describe Yoruban customs?

4. Which word best describes how Amusa is feeling when he arrives at the Yoruban village in Act 1, Scene 3?

5. Finish the quotation stated by Jane in Act 1, Scene 4. "The kind of person you feel should be a poet munching _____________ in Bloomsbury".

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Pilkings and Elesin are similar in many more ways than are directly visible to either of them. Explain the similarities that lie between Elesin and Pilkings and postulate as to why Soyinka would have chosen to add that particular element to the story.

Essay Topic 2

How does Elesin Oba rationalize marrying the young girl to the women of the Market? Why does Iyaloja specifically believe marriage is a bad idea for Elesin, considering the journey he must make?

Essay Topic 3

How does self-sacrifice relate to this story? What can be inferred about the views on self-sacrifice between the two cultures?

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