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. What is the Yoruban term for a royal drum?

2. What color sash does Elesin Oba wear?

3. What is Amusa's character ruled by, as can be seen toward the middle of Act 1, Scene 3?

4. Which word best describes the Prince's reaction to Jane and Pilkings' costumes?

5. Throughout the play there is a correlation between the death of the power of religion as well as the death of __________.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The role of women within the story is very muted, except for Iyaloja, who plays a critical role in the play as the voice of reason. What does the play suggest about the women's roles in each culture? How does Iyaloja's role deviate from the typical social construct of the time?

Essay Topic 2

What significance does the Marketplace hold for the story? What significance does the Marketplace hold for Elesin Oba in particular? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

How do the roles of individualism and altruism work in opposition of one another throughout the play? Explain your reasoning using in-text citations.

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