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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What do the Malian merchants tell Sundiata about Mali?
2. Who is Siara Kouman Konaty?
3. Who wrote a song about Sundiata on the day her learned to walk?
4. What do the people of Mali hope Sundiata can recover?
5. Which character is considered to have a mighty strength?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
Sundiata goes through a significant change during the time he is a teenager. Briefly describe what Sundiata was like as a child, and compare / contrast that to what he was like as an adult. What small event proved to be the turning point in Sundiata's first rise to power?
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