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 Maidere say people would throw at Dog?

2. How long was Turtle gone collecting earth?

3. What did Earth Starter make last?

4. Where did the Bandicoots come from?

5. What was wrong with woman?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What happened to Karora and his sons?

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

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

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

6. How were the woman's children born?

7. How did Karora and the Bandicoots create man?

8. How did Earth Starter create dry land?

9. How were plants of the earth created?

10. What did the seer tell Nayambi to do to the spider that helped him escape?

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

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 3

How many of the stories have a ruler of death, the dead or the underworld? How were these rulers created? Are they equal to the creator god? Why or why not? How can you tell? Are the rules of the dead fearful gods? Happy gods? Neither? Both? Use examples from the text to support your answer.

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