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. Which three gods were born first?

2. Which brother won the duel?

3. What is the name of the god in chapter 10?

4. Where did Mawu live?

5. Why did Nyambi ask Kamonu to stop killing animals?

Short Essay Questions

1. How were the woman's children born?

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

3. How did Earth Starter create dry land?

4. What does Maidere tell Ulgen the reason is for the fact that the men never change?

5. Who is the creator of the world in chapter eight?

6. How did Earth Starter create light for the earth?

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

8. What was the world like in the beginning of chapter seven?

9. How and why are women created?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Many of the creation myths presented in the book begin with water covering the earth. Why do you think this is? How is dry land created in the stories? Why is dry land created in the stories?

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast the twin gods in chapter eight with the twin gods in chapter eleven.

How are they alike?

How are they different?

What is the relationship like between Mawu and Lisa?

What is the relationship like between Tawis-karong and Tijus-keha?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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