Exercises for Gany-Nyang and the Hyena
A. How much did you understand?
Put these sentences in the right order.
- "If it's a bushbuck, we can eat it."
- "Does it look like a bushbuck?"
- Gany-Nyang and his sons went into the forest to hunt.
- "I'm sorry," he said. "It's only a hyena."
- "Cut off the hyena's head and throw it away."
- "We are Nuer, and the Nuer don't eat hyenas."
- "Now cut off the legs and throw them away."
- So Gany-Nyang's sons skinned the hyena and cooked it and ate it.
B. True or false?
Which of these sentences about the story are true, and which are false?
- Gany-Nyang and his sons hunted for many days before they shot the hyena.
- Gany-Nyang and his sons began to argue.
- "Cut off the hyena's head," said one of Gany-Nyang's sons.
- Gany-Nyang's sons cut off the hyena's tail.
- Gany-Nyang and his sons ate the hyena.
C. What do you think?
Were Gany-Nyang and his sons right to eat the hyena?
Was Gany-Nyang clever to make the hyena look like a bushbuck?
If you were very, very hungry, would you eat a hyena?