Yanomamo: The Fierce People Test | Final 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. What is the first thing a neighboring tribe does upon entering a village?

2. What fraction of adults have lost a parent, sibling or child to violence?

3. Men who are afraid often find excuses to return to the village after how many days at war?

4. What skill had some of the tribe attained in Chagnon's absence?

5. Chagnon was missing from the tribal region during which two decades?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the activities in larger tribes in regards to killing and adultery.

2. What is Chagnon's view of the peacemaking efforts between the two tribes?

3. What are some alternate names for the Mishimishimabowei-teri tribe?

4. What is the name for men who have killed? What is their place in the social sphere?

5. How many people has Moawa killed? How is he viewed by his people?

6. Why do the tribal leaders lie to each other?

7. What are the most common reasons for declaring war?

8. Explain how food fits into the typical trading scenario.

9. How does Chagnon compare Kaobawa and Moawa?

10. Explain the fear involved in men marching off to a raid or to war.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast Kaobawa of the Bisaasi-teri tribe and Moawa of the Mishimishimabowei-teri tribe.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Discuss Chagnon's desire to create a census and genealogy of the Yanomamo. What types of questions might the author ask? From whom would Chagnon get the best information? How could the author be sure that the information was accurate? Create a sample page of an entry in Chagnon's log book. Include all pertinent information about the tribal member.

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