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 keeps tribes coming back to other villages?

2. What percentage of men are credited with killing more than one person?

3. Who is the leader of the tribe?

4. Which adjective best describes Chagnon's opinion about the continued pristine condition of some villages?

5. What/who plays an important part in the events?

Short Essay Questions

1. What has changed about medical care for the Yanomamo?

2. Explain what takes place when a visitor or visiting tribe arrives for a feast.

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

4. Discuss the three main ways in which alliances are formed between tribes.

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

6. Discuss the role of the hunter and how it affects the rest of the tribe.

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

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

9. Name one of the most significant changes in the relationship between the Yanomamo and foreigners.

10. What are the alternatives to fighting, according to Chapter 6? How many are there?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain in detail the marriage preparation and rites of the Yanomamo. Who decides on the marriages? Who performs the ceremony? What is daily life like for a married couple? What are some of the reasons for divorce?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Examine the Yanomamo's jealousy and absolute secrecy regarding their names and the names of their dead. Compare and contrast those beliefs to those of the Native Americans. Also reference sacred burial grounds.

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