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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. Out of what metal does Sundiata ask the blacksmiths to make his walking rod?
(a) Silver.
(b) Steel.
(c) Gold.
(d) Iron.

2. How does the king react to the news that Sogolon has given birth to an ugly daughter?
(a) He calls for the sorcerers to cleanse Sogolon's womb.
(b) He bans her from the palace.
(c) He weeps next to his wife.
(d) He loves his new daughter as he does his sons.

3. How many names is the new baby given at his naming ceremony?
(a) Four.
(b) One.
(c) Three.
(d) Two.

4. What does the king give to his subjects in celebration for the birth of the new child?
(a) Ammunition.
(b) Food.
(c) Cigars.
(d) Wine.

5. Which of the following actions is Djata most often seen doing by the villagers?
(a) Crawling.
(b) Swimming.
(c) Running.
(d) Hunting.

Short Answer Questions

1. How long does Sassouma decide to wait until she finishes her plot against Sogolon?

2. What object does the hunter use to tell the king's fortune?

3. How old is young Djata when the reader first sees him again after his birth?

4. Who falls ill, causing king Soumaba to relocate the family to a river country?

5. How does Kanty treat men who disagree with him?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do the Malian merchants greet Sundiata, and what news do they bring from home?

2. How do Soumaoro and Sundiata communicate before the battle of Krina?

3. What demands does Kanty make of the African nations, and what is Dankaran's response?

4. How do the people of Mali react to the news that Sundiata has arrived to return the land to them?

5. Why does Sundiata go into exile?

6. How does Sundiata react to the reunification with Nana Triban, and what steps does he take to bring the land of Mali back together?

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

8. Why does Sundiata threaten the king of Mema, Tounkara?

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

10. Who is Sassouma, and how does she react to Sogolon?

(see the answer keys)

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