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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Lemminkainen find in his food at the wedding feast?
2. Whose praises does Vainamoinen sing at Ilmarinen's home?
3. What does Untamo ultimately do with Kullervo?
4. Who alerts Louhi to the theft of the Sampo?
5. What does Lemminkainen's mother warn him about when he is preparing to go away?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe three transformations in the Kalevala. How do characters change shape or take different forms? Which characters have this ability? Which do not? How would you characterize this power of transformation? Is it merely a narrative ploy, or were there characters in Finnish culture who were once supposed to have had this power?
Essay Topic 2
What information, what natural phenomena, and what morals does the Kalevala teach? Use examples from the text to describe what the Kalevala teaches and how it delivers each kind of knowledge.
Essay Topic 3
Sometimes characters are brought back to life in the Kalevala. Who or what determines whether characters are let to die or are brought back to life? Is there a Fate-like agency that decides? Or is it the whim of the story? Choose three examples of characters dying or being brought back to life and from those instances, describe the significance of death in the Kalevala.
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