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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. The Hindu temples were constructed in concentric __________, with animals appearing in different forms in this pattern.
2. Hummingbirds know how to use ________ for healing and they are the smallest of all of the birds.
3. In Chaldea, the goddess of _________ was pictured as riding on an ass in the stories which are told.
4. A successful rite, whether it is to connect with Nature or animals or any other purpose, will focus and improve your __________.
5. A person can use drumming and/or music to help enhance the _____________during a ritual.
Short Essay Questions
1. What are turkey vultures easily mistaken for when they are looked at by those who are not familiar with them?
2. What is one of the reasons why turkey vultures seem to have such odd heads?
3. What does Andrews say is the uncanny ability of the bobcat as an animal totem?
4. What is the status of the turkey vulture - is it a scavenger or a predator when it's out in the wild?
5. What are some of the qualities of the duck that Andrews shares with the reader?
6. What are two of the ways in which a person might be able to call an animal totem to himself?
7. What does Andrews point out about the differentiation between animals and humans in the modern world?
8. What does Andrews say is the 'keynote' for the grackle bird when he describes it in this book?
9. What might happen when a person chooses a wilder totem rather than a tamer totem animal?
10. What does it mean when Andrews talks about the idea of an animal being transitory in nature?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Birds tend to be the first animals thought of when it comes to animal totems, according to the author.
Part 1: Why do you think that birds are thought to be so powerful in the world?
Part 2: How do you think birds can accurately reflect the emotional state of humans?
Part 3: In what ways are birds and humans similar and different? Why do you think this is the case?
Essay Topic 2
Andrews points out that it doesn't necessarily matter why a person is drawn to one animal or another.
Part 1: Why might a person be drawn to one animal rather than another in their lives?
Part 2: How do you think a person's affection for certain animals changes over their life time?
Part 3: Do you think it's possible to be drawn to many animals over the course of one's life?
Essay Topic 3
Andrews brings up the issue of the fairies and whether they are actual creatures - though no conclusion is reached.
Part 1: Why do you think the idea of fairies is such a contentious issue?
Part 2: Do you think that fairies exist? Is there any proof in either direction?
Part 3: What might be the purpose of fairies if they do exist in the world?
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