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 is the name of the bad twin?

2. What did Maidere say people would throw at Dog?

3. What did Earth Starter make last?

4. What covered Karora as he slept?

5. Who came down from the sky?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How were the lesser gods created?

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

6. What happened while Maidere was seeking Ulgen's help?

7. How and why are women created?

8. How was the earth created in chapter eleven?

9. What happened after Karora burst from the ground?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

What cultural values can be gleaned from the stories? Which are values that encourage certain behaviors? Which are values that discourage certain behaviors? How can you tell? Provide examples to support your conclusions.

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