1. According to Derry, religion “has always had a [a] impact [b] even on people who do not see
themselves as [c]. A: severe, world, indigenous.
2. According to Derry, which of the following do all religions have in common? A: Change over time
3. Which of the following points about stories and orality would Derry agree with? A: Relationships
appear to be an important aspect of some Indigenous stories about the afterlife & Oral culture are
just as capable of philosophical thought and self-reflection as cultures that use writing.
4. According to Derry, which of the following statements regarding Indigenous sacrificial rituals are
true? A: Many sacrificial rituals are not primarily about an exchange of gifts & the lodge for the
Sun Dance ritual is linked to the creation of the world.
5. Which of the following points appear in Derry’s text? A: In many indigenous stories about creation
or tricksters order and life can result from chaos and death & the importance of relationship is
evident in many indigenous stories about creations, as well as trickster stories.
1. Which of the following statements would Malory Nye agree with? A: The world’s religions
approach because it tends to classify different traditions. & Religion is what people do.
2. As outline by Nye, criticisms of religion that focus on gender include consideration of which
following? A: Religion has been profoundly oppressive and harmful to women & the gods of many
religions are male & sacred texts have been publicly interpreted by men & many sacred texts are
written by men.
3. According to Nye, what is problematic about the ideas that religion in general is primarily about
belief? A: Some traditions may in face put more emphasis on different aspects of religious
behaviour such as rituals & this idea universalizes a primarily Christian concept.
4. Which of the following statements would Nye agree with? A: Religious texts are important not just
for they say but for how a community uses them.
5. Which of the following statements would Nye agree with? A: Religious organization and identities
are often an important part of national identities & the process of hybridity creates traditional
religious cultures that are also new and innovative. Fill in the Blank:
1. In the same way that cultural studies may focus on seemingly trivial cultural _icons__, according to
Nye, “this cultural approach to _popular_ religion may find itself in the unexpected place of
analyzing _club__ music as form of contemporary _popular_ religion. A: listed above.
2. In the film, Crocodile Dundee the main character, states, “_Aborigines__ don’t own the land. They
belong to it. This statement may seem harmless, but it is actually similar to a legal concept called
terra _Nullius_ that was used to deprive many Indigenous people of their land rights. A: listed.
3. One lesson that Dr. _Clare_ Brants story of the Cree/Mohawk gathering teaches us that the “eyes
we see through are the ones we have _Inherited_ from our own _cultures__.
4. Fill in the quote: _They_ said what are we going to do? Then asked themselves, where are we
_going_? We are going in search of knowledge _truth_, and justice. A: listed.
5. According to Arnold van Gennep, all rites of passage have three stages. In order of occurrence,
these are: _separation_, liminality, _incorporation_.
6. The study of _religious_ text involves both _major_ religious works, and more “minor” or
_popular_ texts, including other cultural products such as _films_. A: listed.
7. “The way into the _shrine_ was a round hole at the side of a hill… Worshippers are those who came
to seek knowledge from the _god_ crawled on their belly through the hole and found themselves in
a dark, endless space in the presence of _Agbala_.” A: listed.