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 fell from the sky?

2. Who was in Ilbalintja?

3. In chapter 6, Where did Ulgen see the face of a man?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the curse Maidere puts on Dog?

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

3. What happened to Karora and his sons?

4. How were the woman's children born?

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

6. How and why are women created?

7. How did Earth Starter create dry land?

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

9. How was the earth created in chapter eleven?

10. What happened after Karora burst from the ground?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

The gods in each story have different relationships with man. What are some of the relationships between god and man presented in the stories? Are these positive relationships? Personal relationships?

Essay Topic 3

How do the stories deal with fate vs. free will? Are the people created int he different stories under the god(s) control? Do they have free will? Examine at least three of stories in your answer and provide details from the text to support your answers.

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