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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is Fassyky's first name?
2. Where does Sundiata want to construct his palace now that he is in power?
3. What does the griot claim is the only think left of Sundiata's reign in present-day Mali?
4. What do the people of Mali hope Sundiata can recover?
5. Who is Nana Triban?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Soumaoro and Sundiata had an almost lifelong battle with one another, culminating in two memorable battles - one when Sundiata was a boy, and one when he was man. First, explain the battle Sundiata won against Soumaoro when he was a boy, and explain what effect that battle had on Sundiata as he grew. Then, explain the battle Sundiata found himself in with Soumaoro as an adult. How did the childhood battle prepare Sundiata for the rematch in his adulthood?
Essay Topic 2
When Sundiata finally rises to power in Mali, he makes many changes on the land. Describe what the African nation was like for its inhabitants during Soumaoro's rule, and what changes Sundiata made to the nation as soon as he rose to power. Then, explain how the effects of Sundiata's rule can still be seen in present day Mali.
Essay Topic 3
Sundiata had two main women in his life to act as mothers to him - Sogolon and Sassouma. Briefly describe each of these women, and then compare / contrast their mothering techniques with young Sundiata. Then, explain what effect each of these women had on Sundiata as he matured into adulthood.
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