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. How many children did Great Mother have?

2. Where did Turtle get the earth for Earth Starter?

3. Where did Ulgen banish Erlik to as punishment?

4. Who came to tempt the guard when Maidere left?

5. How did he come down from the sky?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What is Ananse and why is he sent on a quest by Wulbari?

4. How did Earth Starter create dry land?

5. How was the earth created in chapter eleven?

6. How did Mawu-Lisa treat the gods they created?

7. What happened to Karora and his sons?

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

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

10. What is the curse Maidere puts on Dog?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How does the story of Sa and Alatangana (chapter three) attempt to explain the different cultures, languages and races that populate the earth? Are these differences considered good or bad? Provide details from the text to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Which stories involve a trickster? What are the characteristics of a trickster? How do things usually end up for the trickster? Give examples from the text in your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Many of the stories have animals as main characters. Why is there a common theme about animals? Why might these cultures value animals so highly?

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