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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Many societies of the world recognize the importance of __________ when it comes to meaning in one's surroundings.
2. __________ is essential in activating the energy of the feather, whether to help in attunement or for healing purposes.
3. The entire bird's body is designed to be light as this will help with the process of ____________.
4. As a lifelong student of ____________, with a formal background in literature and linguistics, the author has continuously found links to the animal word in life.
5. _________ is simply the movement from one climate zone to the next for food and it is done within many animal species.
Short Essay Questions
1. What are the exercises in the book supposed to help a reader do in his own life?
2. What are the 'breath of life' and the 'tree of life' as the author defines them in this chapter?
3. What does Andrews say about the feathers as they are removed from a bird during preening?
4. What is the reason for finding a bunch of feathers all at once, as the author explains to the reader?
5. What is the author's definition and explanation of what a fetish is in relationship to personal workings?
6. Give some examples in which attributes of an animal might be given to a human via description.
7. What is the way in which the author wants the reader to begin to learn the totems in this book?
8. What makes the totem relationship different from other relationships to animals in one's life?
9. How does the author suggest a person use feathers effectively in his own personal workings?
10. What is the importance of the mating style of an animal when it comes to the interpretation of totems?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
A fetish is a talisman in which a person can focus his or her power for personal transformation.
Part 1: Do you have any personal talismans that you use right now? What are they?
Part 2: Do you agree that you can focus personal power into an inanimate object? Why or why not?
Part 3: How do you think a person infuses power into an object? How might you do this?
Essay Topic 2
The cycle of power is a descriptor that is used for many of the animals, calling attention to when they are most active in the world.
Part 1: Why do you think some animals are only active during certain parts of the year?
Part 2: Do you think that it's a good idea to pay attention to the cycles of the seasons in the year?
Part 3: How do you feel the seasons affect you emotionally and physically?
Essay Topic 3
The author does not list every single animal in the world in this book, only the larger groups and species.
Part 1: Why do you think the author doesn't list every single animal in the world?
Part 2: Do you think it would be more useful to have all of the animals in the world defined?
Part 3: Which animals do you think should be listed which are not listed at the current time?
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