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"The Earth on Turtle's Back", "When Grizzlies Walked Upright", and The Najavo Origin Legend are origin myths. What are origin myths?
a. stories about talking animals
b. stories about ancient people
c. stories that explain how life began
d. stories that explain the present day

c. stories that explain how life began

"The Earth on Turtle's Back" tells how something came to exist. What is it that grew on Turtle's back?
a. the sky
b. the earth
c. the sea
d. the woman

b. the earth

From reading "The Earth on Turtle's Back", you can tell that the Onondaga value certain things in their culture. Which two of these items do they value?
I animals
II clouds
III riches
IV dreams
a. I and III
b. II and IV
c. II and III
d. I and IV

d. I and IV

What part of the natural world is explained by "When Grizzlies Walked Upright?"
a. how the earth came to be
b. how Indians came to be
c. how snow came to be
d. how ice came to be

b. how Indians came to be

According to "When Grizzlies Walked Upright", why do the Modocs never kill grizzly bears?
a. The grizzlies are their ancestors
b. The grizzlies are endangered
c. The grizzlies are magical
d. The grizzlies are too fierce

a. The grizzlies are their ancestors

Which of the following would be a good title for the excerpt from The Navajo Origin Legend?
a. Gods of Corn
b. The Wind Gives Life
c. The Feather of Life
d. Corn and Buckskin

b. The Wind Gives Life

What does the Navajo Origin Legend describe?
a. the first marriage
b. the first corn crop
c. the creation of the gods
d. the creation of the gods

a. the first marriage

Which of the following statements best describes the excerpt from the Iroquois Constitution?
a. It tells about Iroquois culture
b. It praises the Creator
c. It deals with the Iroquois government
d. It records the deeds of the Iroquois lords

c. It deals with the Iroquois Constitution

According to the Iroquois Constitution, whose welfare is considered to be most important?
a. the Iroquois lords'
b. future generations
c. that of people outside the Five Nations
d. that of Dekanawidah (the speaker)

b. future generations

What is the Iroquois attitude toward outsiders, according to the Iroqouis Constitution?
a. outsiders are never welcome
b. outsiders who bring gifts are welcome
c. outsiders who believe in peace are welcome
d. outsiders who join one of the five nations are welcome

d. outsiders who join one of the five nations are welcome

Which of the following us a true statement about a myth?
a. myths are usually about everyday people and their daily lives?
b. all myths attempt to explain the origin of earthly life
c. myths often feature immortal beings
d. myths rarely convey cultural values

c. myths often feature immortal beings

"The earth on turtle's back" explains the origin of
a. the sky
b. the sea
c. the earth
d. the turtle

c. the earth

"The Earth on Turtle's back" show the importance the Onondaga placed on
a. rain
b. dreams
c. strength in battle
d. old age

b. dreams

Which of these sayings expresses a cultural value clearly suggested by "The Earth on Turtle's Back"
a. Might makes right
b. If you don't succeed, try, try again.
c. Theres no place like home
d. The meek shall inherit the earth

b. if you don't succeed, try, try again.

The events in "The Earth on Turtle's Back" have the strongest resemblance to the biblical account of
a. the garden of eden
b. the flood
c. the building of the pyramids
d. the ten commandments

b. the flood

In "When Grizzlies Walked Upright" the daughter places herself in a dangerous position because she is
a. shy
b. self-sacrificing
c. self-destructive
d. curious

d. curious

"When Grizzlies Walked Upright" explains the origins of
a. human beings
b. the earth
c. snow
d. ice

a. human beings

The selection from The Navajo Origin Legend show the origin of
a. buckskin
b. corn
c. marriage
d. funerals

c. marriage

What was the main purpose of the Iroquois Constitution?
a. to explain Iroquois customs
b. the propose a moral guide
c. to establish a form of government
d. to record important events

c. to establish a form of government

According to Iroquois Constitution, what must outsiders do in order to become part of the Iroquois Confederation?
a. accept and obey the Iroquois Constitution
b. join one of the five Iroquois tribes
c. make a pledge to the confederate lords?
d. attend a metting of the confederate council

a. accept and obey the Iroquois Constitution

In the Iroquois Constitution, what does the Tree of the Great Peace represent?
a. strength in battle
b. the lords council
c. the constitution itself
d. the confederacy of the Five Nations

d. the confederacy of the five Nations

From the opening address required of the confederate lords, it can be assumed that the Iroquois placed a high value on
a. wealth
b. good health
c. courage in battle
d. the natural world

d. the natural world

Why did Columbus keep phis Journal of the frst Voyage to America?
a. the help mapmakers make maps
b. to inform his patrons about his trip
c. to convince others he had found asia.
do the prove spain had a claim to the lands

b. to inform his patrons about his trip

How does Columbus's Journal of the First Voyage to America help readers share his experiences?
a. He talked about the value of the objects he found
b. he compared his discoveries with things in spain
c. he used short sentences and common words
d. he named each place he visited or planned to visit

b. he compared his discoveries with things in spain

Which of these passages from Journal of the First Voyage to America would be most likely to convince the rulers of Spain that they should acquire this land?
a. At 10 o clock, we arrived at a cape of the island, and anchored
b.... we had no doubt that the people had fled in terror at our approach..
c. afterwards I hsall set sail for another very large island...
d. A thousand... sorts of trees... with a wonderfully delicious odor

d. A thousand... sorts of trees... with a wonderfully delicious odor

According to Journal of the First Voyage to America, why did Columbus take and preserve some of the plants he discovered?
a.

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