Yanomamo: The Fierce People Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Napoleon Chagnon
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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. Women dread:

2. The Yanomamo are well known for:

3. Hallucinogens are created from what part of the plant?

4. What adjective is often used to describe tribal women?

5. What is the name of Chagnon's helper?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain the general concept of raising boys to be warriors.

2. What is the basic explanation of the Yanomamo cosmos?

3. Describe the work ethic of the tribe.

4. Explain the basic structure of the village including the shabono.

5. Examine the Yanomamo way of storytelling.

6. Explain how aggressive behavior affects the tribal life.

7. What are the Yanomamo views on cannibalism?

8. Describe the climate and how it affects the tribe.

9. Describe the Yanomamo view on jaguars and cannibalism.

10. What types of food would most likely be found in the tribe's gardens?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the precautions taken by women who may be in danger from other tribes as well as their own people. What precautions are generally taken? Who is responsible for protecting the women and children of the tribe? Name some scenarios in which a woman may face the greatest possible dangers.

Essay Topic 2

Explain the Yanomamo concept of the cosmos, heaven and hell. How are their views different from your own? How do they differ from other religions?

Essay Topic 3

The tribe tends to be extremely aggressive. Explain the aggression and how it helps and/or hinders the tribe. What is the cause of the aggression? How does the aggression relate to fear and anger?

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