World Religions: Western Traditions, Fourth Edition—Chapter 6

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Question 1:


a) Objectivity
b) Truth
c) Context
d) Authenticity

Question 2:


a) It is universally defined.
b) It is open to interpretation.
c) It is restricted to scholarly use.
d) It is used in reference to extinct cultures and peoples.

Question 3:


a) It was introduced by Europeans.
b) It was never adopted successfully.
c) It was well established prior to contact with non-Indigenous people.
d) It was not feasible due to climate.

Question 4:


a) 1947
b) 1998
c) 2001
d) 2007

Question 5:


a) Taboo and sacred
b) True stories and fictional tales
c) Women and men
d) Past and future

Question 6:


a) North America
b) South America
c) Africa
d) Oceania

Question 7:


a) Maori
b) Navajo
c) Dogon
d) Iroquois

Question 8:


a) The time of the ancestors
b) The in-between time
c) Dawn of the earth
d) The Uncreated

Question 9:


a) Nanabush
b) Eshu
c) Coyote
d) Tortoise

Question 10:


a) A Cheyenne healer's traditional necklace
b) An oral story describing the curing of a famine from the Sioux tradition
c) A concept of circular time
d) A sacred ritual site

Question 11:


a) An in-between state of existence
b) The state of the world before the emergence of human beings
c) The state of Indigenous cultures prior to contact with non-Indigenous peoples
d) The status of a full member of an Indigenous community

Question 12:


a) To gain protection from disease
b) To signal the beginning of warfare
c) To release the spirit of the Mountain God
d) To signal an end to hostilities

Question 13:


a) Elders
b) Female
c) Male
d) Unmarried

Question 14:


a) The Nuer and the Dogon
b) The Iroquois and the Cree
c) The Haisla, Nisga’a, and Tsimshian
d) All North American Indigenous people

Question 15:


a) In the ancestral meeting house
b) On the shoreline
c) In sacred groves
d) In a shaman’s house

Question 16:


a) New trade relations were formed
b) The Arawak’s assimilated to Spanish culture
c) The Arawak’s expelled the Spaniards from their island
d) A genocide of the Arawak people and culture at the hands of the Spanish invaders

Question 17:


a) Tribute
b) Appropriation
c) Re-imagination
d) Revitalization

Question 18:


a) The Maori
b) The Haida
c) The Iroquois
d) The Crow

Question 19:


a) Potlatch
b) Sun Dance
c) Sweat Lodge
d) Ghost Dance

Question 20:


a) Navajo
b) Iroquois
c) Cree
d) Sioux