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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How do the warriors kill the animal that is terrorizing Do?
2. What does Sogolon beg to borrow from Sassouma?
3. How old is young Djata when the reader first sees him again after his birth?
4. In what country is Sundiata named heir to a childless king?
5. What does the king give to his subjects in celebration for the birth of the new child?
Short Essay Questions
1. How well did Sundiata's ancestors know the land they were raised in, and how can you tell?
2. How does Sundiata strip Soumaoro of his magical powers?
3. When the hunter gives the king his fortune, what does he say?
4. How were Nana Triban and Sundiata reunited?
5. What happens when Sundiata throws a spear at Soumaoro's chest in battle?
6. How do the Malian people feel about a heavenly God?
7. What happens during Sundiata's first battle against Soumaoro?
8. What causes Fakoli to turn against his uncle, Kanty?
9. What happens when the king loses hope that Djata will grow to be a great king?
10. Why do the people of Mali flood to Soumaoro's old land, and what do they steal from his store houses?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Although Sundiata had many siblings, there were three who had the largest impact on his life - Nana Triban, Manding Bory, and Dankaran. Breifly describe each of Sundiata's three siblings, and explain how each sibling irrevocably altered Sundiata's life, either for better or worse.
Essay Topic 2
When Sundiata's father was young, he had his fortune read by a passing hunter. Explain what the fortune read, and why the king's men did not want to believe it. Finally, explain how the fortune teller irrevocably altered the path King Maghan's life was taking.
Essay Topic 3
Throughout the text, sorcery plays a large role in belief system of the Malian people. Give examples of two characters who believed in the power of sorcery, and explain how they exhibited their beliefs. Then, explain how sorcery affected the battles for Mali in either a positive or negative manor.
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