Facing Mount Kenya; the Tribal Life of Gikuyu Test | Final Test - Medium

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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What are taught as underlying principles of Gikuyu education?
(a) Familial relations, living and dead and age groupings.
(b) How to be agriculturists.
(c) How to make weapons and pottery.
(d) Tribal legends.

2. When is the piercing of the child's lobe done?
(a) At seventeen years old.
(b) At twenty years old.
(c) At fifteen years old.
(d) A few years after the piercing of the outer ear.

3. When does a man become a member of the Court of Elders?
(a) After two children are circumcised.
(b) After one child is circumcised.
(c) When he owns a house.
(d) When he marries.

4. What does the boy do when he is accepted by the girl for marriage?
(a) He tells his parents.
(b) He celebrates with his friends.
(c) He sends gifts to the girl's parents.
(d) He sends the girl a bouquet of flowers.

5. What are the young taught?
(a) How to dress themselves.
(b) The Gikuyu language.
(c) History of the tribe and family traditions.
(d) How to bathe themselves.

Short Answer Questions

1. To what does Kenyatta attribute the rise of different religions?

2. How do the Gikuyu children gain physical strength?

3. What was the name of the first governmental group?

4. What is the circumcision of both sexes regarded as in Gikuyu society?

5. What does the father teach his son about plants and roots?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the planting ceremony.

2. What happens once all the dowry animals are paid to the parents of the bride?

3. What is circumcision required for among Gikuyus?

4. What are the three types of Gikuyu spirituality?

5. What did the Gikuyu constitution state?

6. What happens if rain fails to fall normally?

7. What are reasons for divorce in Gikuyu society?

8. Describe the stages of youth in the Gikuyu society.

9. Describe the rise of new religions in Africa.

10. What is considered the sound of Ngai's movement? What is his weapon?

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