In the Beginning: Creation Stories from Around the World Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. Where does Karora lie asleep?

2. What was the old woman doing when she poked Wulbari?

3. Why was the god upset?

4. How long was Turtle gone collecting earth?

5. Who came down from the sky?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was the first man created from in chapter six?

2. What is the woman's personality like after she is brought to life by Erlik?

3. Who are Mawu and Lisa and what do they rule?

4. Why did Earth Starter create a lake for the people of the earth?

5. How were the lesser gods created?

6. What did Tawis-karong do to the animals he created?

7. What caused Nayambi to want to be free from Kamonu?

8. What did Ulgen create after he created the earth?

9. How was the earth created in chapter eleven?

10. Where is Karora asleep when as chapter nine begins?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The story of Karora is an imperfect creation story. What does this mean? Why is the the creation imperfect? Provide examples from the story to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Both the raven in chapter one and Quat the Creator in chapter two design the earth to please mankind. What are some of the creations they make to please man? What does this say about these gods? What does it tell the reader about how they feel toward man?

Essay Topic 3

Why do cultures have a need to explain the origins of man, the earth and the heavens? How do the stories presented in the book help to explain these things? Give specific examples from the text to support your answer.

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