Death and the King's Horseman by Wole Soyinka

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Death and the King's Horseman Overview Quiz

How much do you know about this play set in Nigeria during British colonial rule? Take the Death and the King's Horseman Overview quiz from eNotes to find out. Contains nine questions about Wole Soyinka's play.

  • Question 1

    What demand does Elesin Oba make?

  • Question 2

    What do Simon and Jane plan to do with the sacred robes?

  • Question 3

    Why is Elesin Oba celebrating?

  • Question 4

    Disgusted by Elesin, what does Olsun say?

  • Question 5

    What does the "Not-I" bird fail to do in the story Elesin Oba tells?

  • Question 6

    What "strange custom" are Simon and his superiors trying to prevent?

  • Question 7

    Why must Elesin die?

  • Question 8

    Iyaloja warns Elesin to do what?

  • Question 9

    What do the women claim working for the white man has cost Amusa?

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