Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What physical attribute does the hunter have which prompts the king's men to think he is evil?
2. Griots are considered "vessels of _____ ."
3. What appears in the sky at the moment that Sagolon's baby is born?
4. What animal is terrorizing the land of Do?
5. Which group of African people is focused on in Sundiata's story?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is a griot?
2. How are the Malian merchants discovered in Mema, and what is the reaction to their arrival?
3. How does Sundiata honor his memory of the old buffalo woman?
4. How do the Malian people feel about a heavenly God?
5. How does Sundiata react to the reunification with Nana Triban, and what steps does he take to bring the land of Mali back together?
6. What happens when Sundiata visits a spiritual river and prays there?
7. When the hunter gives the king his fortune, what does he say?
8. What happens when Mali wages war against Kanty?
9. Why does Sundiata go into exile?
10. What happens during Sundiata's first battle against Soumaoro?
All throughout his life, Sundiata was characterized as a boy who forgave trespasses. Create a list of examples of moments when Sundiata chose to forgive those who had wronged him rather than retaliate. How did this shape Sundiata into the graceful leader that he became as an adult?
There are many men who pass through power in Mali. Create a list of kings that took power on the pages of Sundiata, and briefly explain how each of these kings affected the relationship Malian people had with their government.
The battle scenes of the book are particularly vivid as the griot remembers every detail of Sundiata's successes. Choose one memorable battle scene in the book and recount it. Then, explain how the selective memory of the griot transforms the battle scenes from fact to legend.
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