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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 perform his tasks on the family farm?
2. What is Louhi worried about, with regard to the wedding feast?
3. What does Lemminkainen discover when he returns from his hiding place?
4. When does Kullervo's mother die?
5. What does Vainamoinen make out of the pike's body?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What glimpses do you get into the everyday lives of the Finns who composed the Kalevala? What was their life like? What did they value, and what were they afraid of? What technologies did they have? What gods did they believe in? What customs did they follow?
Essay Topic 2
Which parts of these tales are particular to their culture and their times? Which parts of these tales are eternal and apply to every human being? Using examples from the text, describe the culture that created these tales. And describe the timeless human nature that created the other parts of them.
Essay Topic 3
What kind of justice applies in the Kalevala? Is murder always punished? Is theft always punished? Is the justice always the same or does it vary? Citing examples from the text, describe justice in the Kalevala.
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