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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. How does the king react to the news that Sogolon has gone into labor?
(a) He is very nervous.
(b) He is angry.
(c) He is not home when the news breaks out.
(d) He is completely apathetic.

2. Who do the Malian people believe can become king one day?
(a) The least expected child.
(b) Any one.
(c) The proper heir of the king.
(d) The one most worthy.

3. When Sundiata visits Ghana, what does he realize about the people who live there?
(a) They are excellent traders.
(b) They are very educated.
(c) They all admire king Dankaran.
(d) They have never seen a white man before.

4. Which of the following adjectives best describes Sogolon?
(a) Ugly.
(b) Mute.
(c) Wise.
(d) Beautiful.

5. Where do Sundiata's relatives travel for advise at the opening of the story?
(a) To Mecca.
(b) To the river.
(c) To the palace.
(d) To Nirvana.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the king feel when Manding Bory is born?

2. Who is Fran Kamara?

3. Who is named heir to the throne once the king dies?

4. How is Kanty related to Fakoli?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What happens when Mali wages war against Kanty?

3. How does Sogolon eventually become the king's favorite wife?

4. Why does Fassyky ask for a private conference with Fran Kamara upon returning to Mali?

5. How does the reader receive the information about Sundiata's friends and their lives after the fall of Mali?

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

7. How does Sassouma treat Sologon once Dankaran rises to power?

8. How do the Malian people feel about a heavenly God?

9. What happens when the leaders of the twelve nations meet with Sundiata in Ka-ba?

10. How does Djata learn to walk?

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