Guided Reading for The Western Traditions.

Find the answer to each of these questions as it is given in the textbook before moving on to the next question. Some answers, drawn from the textbook alone, will be rather simplistic. They can, and should, be elaborated upon as your knowledge of the subject grows. It is part of the Guided Reading assignments that student should ASK as well as answer questions.

Pages 368 – 385:

The symbol (*) after a question indicates that these might be used for longer essays in your quizzes.

  1. What does Derry mean by a "victim culture"?
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  3. What is the difference between "complementary dualism" and "conflict dualism"?
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  5. What did Handsome Lake teach the Iroquois?
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  7. What proportion of contemporary Iroquois practice Handsome Lake's "longhouse religion"?
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  9. What are Macumba, Voudou, and Santeria?
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  11. How did the Xhose diviner Nxele come to see Europeans?
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  13. What is a cargo cult?
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  15. How do cargo cults differ from several Australian community traditions?
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  17. What is theologically critical to most Christians? (*)
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  19. What was one indigenous response to colonialism? (*)
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  21. What did the Lakota Sioux originally call the ghost dance?
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  23. How and why did the Navajo response to Wovoka’s ghost dance differ from that of the Lakota?
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  25. What is the African word for the idea that all human beings are interconnected?
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  27. What did President Nixon do for indigenous people in 1970?
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  29. Who or what is the Kanesatake?
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  31. Who were Kevin Rudd and Stephen Harper and what did they both do?
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  33. Who is Leslie Marmon Silko? (*)
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  35. Why is it important not to focus on “spiritual” issues at the expense of economics and politics when considering indigenous traditions?
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  37. How might the ideal aim of indigenous people be comparable to Marxism and Christian reformism?
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  39. In what are indigenous traditions typically interested?
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  41. What do trickster stories frequently embody?
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  43. What is one of the most noticeable recent developments in indigenous religions? (*)
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  45. What are The Fast Runner, Whale Rider, and Ten Canoes?
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  47. What began in earnest with Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart?
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  49. What happens in many indigenous stories when we get to the end? What evidence of this is there in Keri Hulme’s The Bone People?

 

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