1. Sundiata features a strong theme of fate, which we see from the emphasis
placed on the prophecy surrounding his birth. Which passage from
another epic in this Unit best expresses similar themes of fate and
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a. “But no living man am I! You look upon a woman. Eowyn I am, Eomund’s
daughter. You stand between me and my lord and kin. Begone, if you be
b. “Humbaba fell and seemed / To crack the ground itself in two, and
Gilgamesh / As if this fall had snapped him from his daze / Returned to
life/And stood over Humbaba with his ax.”
c. “But suddenly he too stumbled forward with a cry of bitter pain, and his stroke went wide, driving into the ground.”
d. “Monstrous in his contortion, he aroused the two almost to pity. But
pity was the thing that might have killed. It made them pause just long
enough to show how pitiless he was to them.”
2. Which of the following options is not a typical part of the Epic?
a. Superhuman or magical powers in the characters
b. Basis in historical figures
c. Distinctly good and evil characters
d. Romantic interests
3. Which word is a strong synonym of elude?
4. Which word is a strong synonym of scrupulous?