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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. Where do the members of the tribe hold a concert?
2. Who is the focus of the final ceremony?
3. According to Ooota, what is regarded as neither greater or lesser than any other?
4. Which member f the tribe leads the morning prayer ritual?
5. What do Time Keeper and Memory Keeper perform on the author?
Short Essay Questions
1. How do The Real People celebrate birthdays?
2. How does the author go about realizing the "grace" of the universe?
3. Describe the person that the author shares her destiny, as foretold by the man in the coffee shop and Secret Keeper.
4. What does Ooota say is the way The Real People understand the word talent?
5. What is the purpose of the spider-webbed hides and Spirit Woman?
6. How does the tribe define the term "talent"?
7. What do the animals represent, according to The Real People?
8. What is the significance of the green leaf?
9. Why does the tribe sit in a circle after an evening meal?
10. What does the author lose track of and one day wakes up thinking about?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the healing of Great Stone Hunter and how the bone in his leg slid back into place after chanting and hymns. What other religions and cultures advocate this type of healing? (i.e. Christian Science, Native Americans, etc). How would Western Medicine respond to this type of healing? Is it a sham? Is it considered a dangerous way of thinking and naive hope? Are there any valid points to this type of healing? Tie in as many examples as possible and compare them with dialogue from the book.
Essay Topic 2
The author is buried alive in one part of the book in order to remove the long-held toxins that are held in her body - and to protect the tribe from the preying dingos who smell her. How are these toxins built up in the author? Are her thoughts what is truly to account for her physicality, or is it simply from traveling through the Outback? Use the book and provide examples of the kind of toxic thoughts the author must release and compare them to Western society as a whole.
Essay Topic 3
Compare and contrast the Aboriginal religion and culture with that of the Native Americans. In what ways are they different, in what ways are they the same. Think of the afterlife, healing, dance, food, family, animals, connection to the earth, and spiritual life.
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