Sundiata Test | 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 often heralded as changing the face of heroism. Describe what it means to be a hero in Sundiata's day, and what Sundiata did to fulfill this role for his people. Finally, explain whether or not you agree with the assertion that Sundiata is not a typical hero, and why.

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

Jealousy is one of the most focused on themes of "Sundiata" and there are many lessons to learn on this topic. Briefly describe two characters in the book who are jealous of Sundiata. How do these characters express their jealousy? At the end of the book, how are the jealous actions of these two characters rewarded or punished? What lesson is there to be learned about jealousy through the characters of the book?

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