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. What did Ulgen give the man?

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

3. What rose up above Karora and into the sky?

4. What was Maidere carrying when he came back from seeing Ulgen?

5. Where is the myth of Earth Starter from?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What happened to Karora and his sons?

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

4. How was the earth created in chapter eleven?

5. How were the lesser gods created?

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

7. How did Earth Starter create dry land?

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

9. How were plants of the earth created?

10. How were the woman's children born?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast some of the stories of Wulbari (chapter ten) and Nyambi (chapter twelve).

How are the gods similar?

How are the gods different?

Who is Wulbari's nemesis?

Who is Nyambi's nemesis?

What are some similarities between the stories?

What are some differences between the stories?

Essay Topic 2

Almost all of the creators in the myths presented are male. Why do so many stories feature men? What does this tell the reader about the cultures the stories come from?

Essay Topic 3

Compare the Earth Starter myth in chapter seven with the Divine Woman myth in chapter eleven. How are these myths similar? Where are the cultures who tell these myths located? Why might their stories be similar?

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