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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Who do the Malian people believe can become king one day?
(a) The proper heir of the king.
(b) The one most worthy.
(c) Any one.
(d) The least expected child.
2. How many witches does Sassouma hire to kill Sundiata?
(d) Nine hundred.
3. What animal is terrorizing the land of Do?
(a) A monkey.
(b) A lion.
(c) A warthog.
(d) A buffalo.
4. What object does the hunter use to tell the king's fortune?
(a) Tarot cards.
(d) Tea leaves.
5. Why do ancient African kings want griots?
(a) To have constant companionship.
(b) To be able to pour out their deepest secrets.
(c) Because griots were thought to be magical.
(d) To keep their memories alive.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does the room respond when Fassyky plays Kanty's magical musical instrument?
2. Which of the following elements does Kanty and his men have mastery over?
3. How old is young Djata when the reader first sees him again after his birth?
4. What do the Malian people believe is the most definitive characteristic of the heavenly God?
5. How long does Sassouma decide to wait until she finishes her plot against Sogolon?
Short Essay Questions
1. How are Sundiata's troops entertained on the evening before the battle of Krishna?
2. How does Sundiata strip Soumaoro of his magical powers?
3. How does the king respond to the hunter who makes him an offering?
4. Who were the early kings of Mali?
5. How do the people of Mali react to the news that Sundiata has arrived to return the land to them?
6. Why are the griots considered "vessels of the past?"
7. What happens that causes the usually patient Sologon to beat Djata?
8. What confession does Nana Triban make to Sundiata when they are reunited?
9. How have Sundiata's childhood friends sought to help him in his return to Mali?
10. What happens when the warriors meet a starving, old woman in Do?
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