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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. Over time the bear was able to feel __________ enough to enjoy the food offerings from the woman.
2. Who is the God of the Underworld who hides away the daughter from the mother?
3. What is one of the words which could be used to describe Baubo, as she is portrayed in this story?
4. The man begins to not show that he loves the woman, possibly heavily influenced by a conflict of __________.
5. The author encourages people to seek out ______________ for the relief of the shame of holding onto a secret.
Short Essay Questions
1. Why did the husband begin to sleep outside after he came home from war?
2. What are some of the lessons that women can learn from animals in their life?
3. What does Estes suggest to the reader as being a helpful way to relieve the shame of holding a secret?
4. What does the father do in order to gain material wealth in his life, though it is an accident?
5. What is happening to the woman over the course of the time she spends with the man?
6. What is so intimidating or anxiety provoking about the shadowing of wolves?
7. What does Estes mean by the idea of a double-bind when it comes to secrets kept by women?
8. How does this image of Baubo relate to the world in terms of speaking and seeing the world?
9. What is the relationship between the man and the woman in the story called the Weeping Woman?
10. Why was Demeter despondent in the story of herself and her daughter?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In many stories, there is the emergence of a powerful guide, someone who can help the main character begin to know themselves better and to be stronger.
Part 1: Why do you think so many stories include some sort of guide for the main figure?
Part 2: Do you think it's always necessary to have a guide in one's life in order to move forward? Why or why not?
Part 3: How do you think Vasilisa would have done if she had not had the doll at her side?
Essay Topic 2
By introducing herself, the author seems to be trying to connect with the reader in the first few pages of this book.
Part 1: Do you think it's important for an author to talk about their qualifications before a book begins? Why or why not?
Part 2: Is it easier to trust an author when they have a lot of qualifications? Why or why not?
Part 3: How might the book have changed if the author had not included their biographical information?
Essay Topic 3
The birthmark on the man shows others that he is strange or somehow different from them.
Part 1: Why do you think that people were once afraid of birthmarks on a person?
Part 2: Do you think it's normal to be afraid of the appearance of someone else?
Part 3: How do you think you would react if you met a person with a large birthmark or different skin coloring? Why?
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