Introduction To Mythology

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Which mythical features are present in "The Beginning of the Maasai"? Select four options. cows flying through the air among the dusty clouds a giant tree connecting the earth and the sky a volcano erupting the narrator climbing a fig tree as a young girl the cattle walking down the branches of the fig tree the narrator being the granddaughter of a god
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cows flying through the air among the dusty clouds a giant tree connecting the earth and the sky the cattle walking down the branches of the fig tree the narrator being the granddaughter of a god
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What does the myth attempt to explain? Check all that apply. why the Maasai herd cattle why there is rain and drought why caring for cattle can be troublesome why a volcano erupts in the middle of the cattle plains how the Maasai interact with nature what the relationship is between supernatural beings and humans
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why the Maasai herd cattle why there is rain and drought how the Maasai interact with nature what the relationship is between supernatural beings and humans
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Which image represents how Enkai appears when he is pleased with his people?
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the last picture/option
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Who is the central character introduced in the beginning of the myth? the father of the Kambathe father of the Kikuyu βœ” the father of the Maasai What major conflict is introduced in the beginning? βœ” A volcano erupts, sending the cows flying into the sky. How is the major conflict developed in the middle? βœ” The cows are starving, so they must be returned to the earth. How is the conflict resolved in the end? βœ” The Maasai are given the gift of cattle.
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βœ” the father of the Maasai βœ” A volcano erupts, sending the cows flying into the sky. βœ” The cows are starving, so they must be returned to the earth. βœ” The Maasai are given the gift of cattle.
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Which is the best explanation for why Neiterkob is called the "Beginner of the Earth"? Neiterkob keeps Enkai happy. Neiterkob saves the cattle by creating a giant tree to shade them from the volcano. Neiterkob is the connection between the tribe and the sky god. Neiterkob cuts down the giant fig tree to keep the cattle on the earth.
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Neiterkob is the connection between the tribe and the sky god.
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Summarize the plot of the myth "The Beginnings of the Maasai."
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Life was peaceful for Neiterkob, the herder of cattle and father of the Maasai. Then, a volcano erupted and sent his cattle flying into the air, where they could not survive. Finally, the wise god Enkai grew a giant fig tree so the cattle could climb back to earth. This is one of the reasons cattle are sacred to the Maasai people.
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Read the passage from "The Beginnings of the Maasai." I am the daughter of the great Neiterkob, the Father of the Maasai tribe in Africa. You might think that this makes me special, but my father believes that I should live just like the rest of the tribe. Thus, he sends me to look after our tribe's cattle with the other daughters and sons. These cattle are sacred, because they are actually a divine gift from the sky god, Enkai. Our tribe makes a living by caring for the cattle, feeding them, and protecting them. Which phrase from the passage refers to a key element found in myths?
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from the sky god, Enkai
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Myths often function as a connection to the _________ , or the customs and beliefs, of a group of people.
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culture
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Which is the best summary of the beginning of "The Beginnings of the Maasai"? The Father of the Maasai introduces his daughter, explaining how the daughters and sons of the tribe care for the cattle and the sky god Enkai. The daughter of the Maasai introduces herself and the Maasai, and explains their important relationships with their cattle and the sky god Enkai. The Maasai tribe lives in Africa, where they care for their sons and daughters, their cattle, and the sky god Enkai by feeding and protecting them. As a daughter of the Maasai tribe, the narrator makes her living feeding and protecting the cattle that are sacred to her father and the sky god Enkai.
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The daughter of the Maasai introduces herself and the Maasai, and explains their important relationships with their cattle and the sky god Enkai.
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Which are features of myths? Check all that apply. supernatural gods or animals fantastic settings humorous elements that entertain the reader an attempt to explain the origin of the universe characters found in everyday life conflicts between worlds, beings, self, or natural elements everyday events
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not a,d,f
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Read the conclusion about "The Beginnings of the Maasai," and then answer the question. One purpose of "The Beginnings of the Maasai" is to explain the weather. Which excerpt best justifies this conclusion?
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Sometimes Enkai is Enkai Narok, the Black God, happy with us and blanketing the sky with dark clouds that pour out rain to nourish the plains.
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Read the passage from "The Beginnings of the Maasai." Now Enkai lives at the top of Mount Kenya, and we Maasai still live below, herding cattle down in the plains. It's not a bad life, especially when Enkai is the Black God, providing for us. And when the cattle or other children cause problems, I just warn them that they never know when I might suddenly develop my godly powers. The main purpose of the passage is to illustrate the relationship between the Maasai and
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their god.
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Read the passage from "The Beginnings of the Maasai." Neighboring hunters from the Kamba were jealous of Neiterkob's special relationship with Enkai and the gift of our cattle. Out of vengeance, they hewed the fig tree into little pieces. It was heartbreaking to lose this strong bond with the sky god, but as long as we still have our cattle, we can still feel the joy of being connected to Enkai. Now Enkai lives at the top of Mount Kenya, and we Maasai still live below, herding cattle down in the plains. It's not a bad life, especially when Enkai is the Black God, providing for us. And when the cattle or other children cause problems, I just warn them that they never know when I might suddenly develop my godly powers. Which sentence contains the most elements of a final summary?
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Now Enkai lives at the top of Mount Kenya, and we Maasai still live below, herding cattle down in the plains.
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A traditional story that explains a belief system, a natural phenomenon, or a world view of a group of people is called a βœ” myth
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myth
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Which best summarizes the resolution of the conflict at the end of "The Beginnings of the Maasai"? As a result of the fig tree being destroyed, the Maasai's relationship with Enkai has been permanently damaged. Although the Kamba chopped down the fig tree, the Maasai tribe are still connected with Enkai through their cattle. After the fig tree died, Enkai moved to the top of Mount Kenya, leaving the Maasai and their cattle on the plains. Since the fig tree was killed by the Kamba, Enkai uses his godly powers when the cattle or children cause problems.
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Although the Kamba chopped down the fig tree, the Maasai tribe are still connected with Enkai through their cattle.
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Read the passage from "The Beginnings of the Maasai." These cattle are sacred, because they are actually a divine gift from the sky god, Enkai. Our tribe makes a living by caring for the cattle, feeding them, and protecting them. What is the purpose of this passage?
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to explain why the culture honors cattle
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Read the passage from "The Beginnings of the Maasai." Our relationship with Enkai is essential to the tribe. Enkai is neither male nor female. The sky god is powerful, but can change from nurturing to vengeful depending on our behavior. Sometimes Enkai is Enkai Narok, the Black God, happy with us and blanketing the sky with dark clouds that pour out rain to nourish the plains. When angry, though, Enkai becomes Enkai Nonyokieβ€”the Red God. In these times, the sun grows incredibly hot until the earth dries up and becomes barren. Because of this, we work to keep Enkai happy. Which information from this passage about Enkai is most important to include in a summary of the overall story? The tribe's relationship with Enkai is crucial to them. The tribe's behavior affects Enkai's mood. Enkai has moods that are reflected in the weather. Enkai can be the Black God or the Red God.
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not c
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When summarizing the of a plot, one should notice the key ideas about how the conflict builds.
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not beginning
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Read the passage from "The Beginnings of the Maasai." Our relationship with Enkai is essential to the tribe. Enkai is neither male nor female. The sky god is powerful, but can change from nurturing to vengeful depending on our behavior. Sometimes Enkai is Enkai Narok, the Black God, happy with us and blanketing the sky with dark clouds that pour out rain to nourish the plains. When angry, though, Enkai becomes Enkai Nonyokieβ€”the Red God. In these times, the sun grows incredibly hot until the earth dries up and becomes barren. Because of this, we work to keep Enkai happy. Why is this excerpt a good example of a feature often found in a myth? It features a reference to the earth. It features a reference to the sky. It features a reference to the origin of the tribe. It features a reference to a supernatural being.
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Not C
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Which excerpt from "The Beginnings of the Maasai" is the best example of a feature found in myths? My job is important, so I work hard to do it well, even though the cattle can sometimes be troublesome. You see, soon after I was born, a massive volcano erupted right in the middle of the cattle plains. When we have rituals or community celebrations, I have to bring the cattle, because their presence is essential. One by one, Enkai sent the cattle walking down branches of the fig tree, all the way down to the roots at the ground.
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One by one, Enkai sent the cattle walking down branches of the fig tree, all the way down to the roots at the ground.
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Myths often function as a connection to the , or the customs and beliefs, of a group of people.
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culture
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Read the passage from "The Beginnings of the Maasai." Neighboring hunters from the Kamba were jealous of Neiterkob's special relationship with Enkai and the gift of our cattle. Out of vengeance, they hewed the fig tree into little pieces. It was heartbreaking to lose this strong bond with the sky god, but as long as we still have our cattle, we can still feel the joy of being connected to Enkai. Now Enkai lives at the top of Mount Kenya, and we Maasai still live below, herding cattle down in the plains. It's not a bad life, especially when Enkai is the Black God, providing for us. And when the cattle or other children cause problems, I just warn them that they never know when I might suddenly develop my godly powers. Which sentence contains the most elements of a final summary? Out of vengeance, they hewed the fig tree into little pieces. Now Enkai lives at the top of Mount Kenya, and we Maasai still live below, herding cattle down in the plains. It's not a bad life, especially when Enkai is the Black God, providing for us. And when the cattle or other children cause problems, I just warn them that they never know when I might suddenly develop my godly powers.
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Now Enkai lives at the top of Mount Kenya, and we Maasai still live below, herding cattle down in the plains.
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Why does Neiterkob's daughter most likely tell the myth "The Beginnings of the Maasai"? to entertain the reader with the fantastic setting of where the Maasai live to persuade the reader to adopt the Maasai's affection for the sky god to explain to the reader the origin of Maasai culture to impress the reader with the history of the Maasai
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to explain to the reader the origin of Maasai culture
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Read the passage from "The Beginnings of the Maasai." I am the daughter of the great Neiterkob, the Father of the Maasai tribe in Africa. You might think that this makes me special, but my father believes that I should live just like the rest of the tribe. Thus, he sends me to look after our tribe's cattle with the other daughters and sons. These cattle are sacred, because they are actually a divine gift from the sky god, Enkai. Our tribe makes a living by caring for the cattle, feeding them, and protecting them. Which phrase from the passage refers to a key element found in myths? the Maasai tribe in Africa look after our tribe's cattle These cattle are sacred from the sky god, Enkai
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from the sky god, Enkai