Sundiata Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

Djeli Mamoudou Kouyate
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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What city is Sundiata traveling toward in order to battle with Soumaoro?

2. Who does Fassyky claim should pay the price for Soumaoro's evils?

3. Who is Siara Kouman Konaty?

4. Why is Soumaoro's army surprised by Sundiata's army?

5. Who first spots the Malian merchants in Mema?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

"Sundiata" is expressed to the reader through the use of oral history and translation. Briefly explain why each of these methods--oral history and translation--was necessarily in the completion of this tale. Then, explain what facts were most important in the oral histories of the time, and how you saw those themes expressed in "Sundiata."

Essay Topic 2

The role of fate plays a large part in Sundiata's rise to power. Explain why the people believed it was Sundiata's fate to rule Mali, and briefly explain three obstacles that stood in the way of Sundiata reaching the fate that had been laid out for him.

Essay Topic 3

When Sundiata was born, he was given two formal names and one very important nickname. Briefly explain where each of Sundiata's three names came from, and what part of his personality each name represented. Finally, explain whether or not you think Sundiata's name were a good fit for him, and why.

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