African Mythological Creatures


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The rompo was a popular figure in many African mythologies. What did it eat?

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1. The gods attempted to destroy the grootslang in South African lore. What two animals was it turned into?

2. In Zaire the eloko have magic _____ to paralyze people.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The mythology of Africa is just as vast and diverse as the nations within the continent. Test your knowledge of animals in African mythology with help from this short quiz and worksheet. Each assessment features multiple-choice questions that ask you to identify the unique characteristics and powers of specific creatures in African folklore. Choose the best answer of four available with each question to excel on these assessments.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the quiz and worksheet to ensure you have a good understanding of the following:

  • The diet of the rompo
  • Two animals resulting from the destruction of the grootslang
  • How the eloko paralyzes people
  • Legendary creature closely associated with the abada
  • Form taken most often by the adze

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast popular mythological figures from the lesson, such as rompo and eloko
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the form assumed by the adze
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about grootslang and adaba

Additional Learning

Access and review the lesson accompanying this quiz and worksheet called African Mythological Creatures to boost your knowledge of the following:

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  • Average size of the emela-ntouka
  • Physical description of the jengu
  • Literal translation of the word kongamato
  • Africa's version of the Loch Ness Monster
  • Unique characteristic of the kishi