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 admires the self-sacrificial British soldiers of which war?

2. Which type of bird must serve the offering once the death ritual is complete?

3. What time is it when Pilkings finally decides to go after Elesin?

4. Which word best describes how the orchestra in playing during the ball in Act 1, Scene 4, as stated in the text?

5. What type of dance do the British begin with in Act 1, Scene 4?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

How does the idea of cultural relativism play an important role in understanding and interpreting the play?

Essay Topic 2

Fear plays a large part in the motivation of the actions of several people within the play. How does fear motivate the actions of characters within the play? Which characters are motivated by fear?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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