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NES ELA: The Oral Tradition Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. How did Native Americans use stories passed down through the oral tradition?

Question 2 2. Traditionally, the oral storyteller has been associated with:

Question 3 3. What themes are common in Native American storytelling?

Question 4 4. In The Odyssey, why is Poseidon furious with Odysseus?

Question 5 5. In the epic poem Beowulf, what happens after Beowulf defeats Grendel?

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Question 6 6. What was the Inca language called?

Question 7 7. In The Odyssey, each of the following gods tried to keep Odysseus from getting home EXCEPT

Question 8 8. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 9 9. Which of these novels was influenced by Native American culture and storytelling?

Question 10 10. In The Odyssey, which of the following characters did NOT help Odysseus kill the suitors?

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Question 11 11. Why were Tlacuilos respected members of society?

Question 12 12. How does Agamemnon's behavior in the The Iliad and The Odyssey reflect the Greeks' view of authority?

Question 13 13. What characteristics must a true written language possess?

Question 14 14. How did J. R. R. Tolkien influence Beowulf scholarship?

Question 15 15. Where was the center of the Maya empire located?

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Question 16 16. In The Odyssey, each time Odysseus gets close to home, his hopes are dashed by the actions of

Question 17 17. What sort of images were featured in Maya art?

Question 18 18. Why are human beings drawn to story?

Question 19 19. Why were the images in Mexica books NOT a true writing system?

Question 20 20. Which of the following statements is not true?

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Question 21 21. How does Odysseus defeat the cyclops Polyphemus?

Question 22 22. In The Odyssey, Odysseus' main heroic quality is

Question 23 23. Why did early American authors adopt some of their style from that of the Native American oral tradition?

Question 24 24. What is the defining feature of alliterative verse?

Question 25 25. Which of the following was FALSE of Aztec art?

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Question 26 26. How does the epic poem Beowulf end?

Question 27 27. In The Odyssey, why doesn't Penelope send her suitors away?

Question 28 28. What literary device is employed in Joyce's Ulysses that uses Homer's epic poem, The Odyssey, as a source?

Question 29 29. How was Inca cloth both a form of language and clothing?

Question 30 30. In The Odyssey, Odysseus' journey to the underworld was probably inspired by _____.

NES ELA: The Oral Tradition Chapter Exam Instructions

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