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TOEFL listening: Why are red crosses erected on Tanna Island?

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1). Which is NOT true of cargo cults?
(A) They are concentrated in Melanesia and Micronesia.
(B) They were cannibalistic in origin.
(C) They concentrated on acquiring material goods.
(D) They were affected by Christianity.

2). Why are red crosses erected on Tanna Island?
(A) As religious symbols
(B) As icons to attract wealth
(C) As images to attract tourists
(D) As indicators of medical clinics

3). Which is NOT a part of the John Frum Day celebrations?
(A) Bamboo airplanes
(B) A mock military parade
(C) Costumes
(D) A flag-raising.

4). Why does the professor mention cannibalism?
(A) To warn travellers bound for the area
(B) To emphasize the primitiveness of the natives
(C) To give an example of fetishism
(D) To support the cultural similarity of the peoples

5). Some South American tribes shrank the heads of their victims. Which traditional religious practice might shrunken heads most likely exemplify?
(A) Idolatry
(B) Fetishism
(C) Sympathetic magic
(D) All of the above

6). How does the professor seem to view cargo cults?
(A) As an inevitable outcome of the clash of cultures
(B) As an unfortunate result of World War II
(C) As an interesting sidelight on religious beliefs
(D) As an essential step in the development of religions

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