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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Kullervo get revenge against the Daughter of Louhi?
2. How does Lemminkainen respond to his mother's warnings?
3. What does Louhi tell Ilmarinen when he returns to Pohja?
4. Whom does Louhi capture and lock up in a cave?
5. What does the Maid of Pohja learn about how her married life will be different?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Many times characters sing praises for the Creator, but there are also many cases where characters create things themselves. How are the characters' creations celebrated or recognized? What kinds of creation are reserved for the Creator? Do any of the characters try to overstep the limits of their creative abilities? Using examples from the text, describe creations in the Kalevala.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
What role does marriage and courtship play in the Kalevala? Cite three instances of marriage or courtship and describe the consequences of each. Does marriage settle or unsettle relationships between characters? Is it promising or threatening? What is at stake when someone proposes marriage?
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