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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why did Alatangana create plants and animals?
(a) He felt sorry for Ra's family.
(b) He wanted beauty in the world.
(c) He wanted company.
(d) He thought the earth was depressing.

2. Who is the Creator in chapter 5?
(a) Woman.
(b) The Old Man.
(c) Phan Ku.
(d) The buffalo.

3. How many children did Alatangana and Sa's daughter have?
(a) 4.
(b) 19.
(c) 14.
(d) 7.

4. What was the animal made of?
(a) Rock.
(b) Bark.
(c) Clay.
(d) Water.

5. What did Phan Ku use to carve out the world?
(a) A chisel.
(b) His breath.
(c) An ax.
(d) A sword.

6. Where did the raven take the man when it returned?
(a) To the river.
(b) To a great lake.
(c) To the ocean.
(d) To a small creek.

7. Who did Death live with?
(a) His father.
(b) His daugther and brother.
(c) His wife and daughter.
(d) His mother and son.

8. What did Alatangana ask Sa to give him?
(a) Sheep and other animals.
(b) Money.
(c) His home in the mud.
(d) His daughter's hand in marriage.

9. What was special about all of Alatangana's children?
(a) They were psychic.
(b) They spoke different languages.
(c) Each could speak to animals.
(d) They each had a different talent.

10. What is the shape of the universe in chapter 4?
(a) An apple.
(b) A pea pod.
(c) A hen's egg.
(d) A flower.

11. When did Quat tell his brothers they should sleep?
(a) When it was dark.
(b) When the sun came up.
(c) When the day was hot.
(d) When it was winter.

12. How many years did Phan Ku live?
(a) 1,800.
(b) 5,000.
(c) 10,000.
(d) 18,000.

13. How did the raven create the mountain sheep?
(a) By pouring water over the clay.
(b) By giving them milk.
(c) By using a spell.
(d) By flapping his wings over them.

14. Who is Tangaro the Fool?
(a) One of Quat's brothers.
(b) One of Quat's sisters.
(c) The sun god.
(d) Quat's father.

15. What did the raven use to create mountain sheep?
(a) Iron.
(b) Wool.
(c) Clay.
(d) Wood.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Quat make the first men from?

2. Where did the children go when they grew up?

3. Who made the pea pod?

4. What does Phan Ku have on his head?

5. How did Sa feel about Alatangana's request to marry his daughter?

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