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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 are the Malian merchants first spotted?
3. How did Nana Triban gain access into Soumaoro's sorcery chambers?
4. What part of Sundiata's body begins to glow after he drinks from a magical stream of water?
5. Who is Nana Triban's mother?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Even though it had been his lifelong ambition to overthrow Soumaoro, Sundiata leaves the disgraced sorcerer to finish off his days hiding in a cave. Create a time line of events for the changing relationship between Sundiata and Soumaoro. Then, explain how the legacy of Sundiata is altered by his decision to have mercy on Soumaoro and let him live.
Essay Topic 2
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 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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