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 and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which brother won the duel?

2. Where is the myth of Earth Starter from?

3. Where did the Bandicoots come from?

4. How did the woman react to Erlik's music?

5. What is the name of Nayambi's wife?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Why do cultures have a need to explain the origins of man, the earth and the heavens? How do the stories presented in the book help to explain these things? Give specific examples from the text to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

The story of Karora is an imperfect creation story. What does this mean? Why is the the creation imperfect? Provide examples from the story to support your answer.

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