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. Where will the ball be taking place?

2. Pilkings believes that the Prince will come to the dance dressed as ____________.

3. Who do the women of the market mockingly claim built the road that runs through it in Act 1, Scene 3?

4. What is the Yoruban term for an ancestral masquerade?

5. How long ago did the English tragedy mentioned in the play occur?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Olunde and Soyinka have many similarities. Compare Soyinka, the author, with Olunde and his character within the book.

Essay Topic 2

Soyinka clearly had many purposes for introducing this play to the world. This can especially be seen within the author's note. Given the author's note, what do you believe were Soyinka's intentions for introducing this story to Western society?

Essay Topic 3

How does Elesin's love of the Marketplace work to symbolize his love and appreciation for life? Explain using in-text citations.

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