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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does Douglas describe purification allows for avoiding?
(a) Social consequences.
(b) God's wrath.
(c) Economic downfall.
2. What does Douglas describe boundaries as altering?
3. Why do men and women avoid sex in Lele culture before important events?
(a) It is illegal.
(b) They do not understand the repercussions.
(c) It is too pure.
(d) It is pollution.
4. What do primitive cultures and Christianity have in common in Douglas' opinion?
5. In Bemba culture, what can cause death?
(d) Lying to an elder.
Short Answer Questions
1. What can be changed through the margins Douglas describes?
2. In the Hebrew religion, what could only be touched through sacrifice?
3. What example is given to describe why a sorcerer would move animals to the human sphere?
4. Who/what does Douglas state recognizes death as inevitable as part of cosmic purpose?
5. What do the Lele men compete for?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Douglas say that social consequences cannot be reversed?
2. Why does Douglas state that pollutions are dangerous?
3. How is dirt related to madness in the cultures described in the reading?
4. Describe the structure of the Lugbara.
5. What are the disadvantages to disorder that Douglas poses?
6. How does sexual purity relate to women who are low in caste?
7. Describe Walbiri culture and beliefs.
8. How does Douglas state that danger can be controlled?
9. Are the arguments that Douglas poses in regards to primitive cultures being thought of as primitive and neurotic valid? Why or why not?
10. Describe the treatment of ambiguities as described in Chapter 10.
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