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Djeli Mamoudou Kouyate
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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 is named heir to the throne once the king dies?
(a) Manding Bory.
(b) Djeli Mamoudou Kouyate.
(c) Sundiata.
(d) Dankaran.

2. What weapon does Sundiata use to dual with Konkon?
(a) A mallet.
(b) A boomerang.
(c) A sword.
(d) A bow and arrow.

3. Which of the following musical instruments is magical in Kanty's chamber?
(a) A piano.
(b) A flute.
(c) A xylophone.
(d) A drum.

4. How old is young Djata when the reader first sees him again after his birth?
(a) Twenty years old.
(b) Ten years old.
(c) Thirteen years old.
(d) Three years old.

5. What does Dankaran take away from Sundiata, sending him into a fury?
(a) His brother.
(b) His garden.
(c) His mother.
(d) His griot.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whose responsibility is it to track the history of African families?

2. Where do Sundiata's relatives travel for advise at the opening of the story?

3. Which of the following adjectives best describes Sogolon?

4. In which African country does this story take place?

5. Which of the following ailments affects Sundiata?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do Sundiata and Soumaoro continue to battle with each other even after the initial fight that wiped out Soumaoro's men?

2. What happens that causes the usually patient Sologon to beat Djata?

3. How are Sundiata's troops entertained on the evening before the battle of Krishna?

4. Why do the people of Mali flood to Soumaoro's old land, and what do they steal from his store houses?

5. Who were the early kings of Mali?

6. How are the Malian merchants discovered in Mema, and what is the reaction to their arrival?

7. When the hunter gives the king his fortune, what does he say?

8. What unusual event takes place at the new baby's naming ceremony?

9. What happens when the warriors meet a starving, old woman in Do?

10. When Sundiata travels to Niani, what differences does he note in the land now that he has come to power?

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