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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

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?

Essay Topic 2

When the story opens, Djeli Mamoudou Koutate is introduced to the readers as a local griot. Briefly describe the role griots play in African culture and then compare / contrast the role griots played during Sundiata's time with their role in the culture today. How does the use of a griot in Sundiata's tale affect the way it is expressed to the reader?

Essay Topic 3

There are many instances throughout the text when the king is advised not to judge a person by their appearance. First, explain what the relationship between King Maghan and his advisers was, and give three examples of people the king first judged for being weak. If the king had not changed his opinion of these "weak" people, how would the storyline of the book be different?

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