SC/SS 115 Ethnobotany Test Review of Learning

Circle the correct answer(s)

During a traditional ceremony in Pohnpei...

  1. Do you enter the front or back of a nahs when you walk in?
  2. Can a man "hang" his legs over the edge of the nahs?
  3. When sakau (Piper methysticum) is brought into the nahs
    1. Only the roots are brought in
    2. The roots and two to four stalks are brought in
    3. The whole plant with all of its stalks are brought in
  4. The sakau is prepared by
    1. Boiling the root stock
    2. Chewing the root stock
    3. Pounding the root stock
  5. The squeezing is done using
    1. coconut fibers
    2. the inner bark of the hibiscus
    3. the outer bark of the hibiscus
  6. The method of squeezing is the same in all ceremonies except
    1. apology ceremony
    2. asking a father for his daughter in marriage
    3. bringing home of a king (alu mour)
    4. festival (komadipw)
    5. funeral
  7. The nahnmwarki is the king and the nahnken is the second highest title in a kingdom. Can a nahnken rise to the rank of nahnmwarki?
  8. Who has the higher title at the front of the nahs, the man on the left or the man on the right?
  9. What is clan exogamy and clan endogamy?
  10. Was Pohnpei always clan exogamous in traditional times?
  11. In modern times, what is the highest title the son of a nahnmwarki could, theoretically, rise to?
  12. The people in front of nahnmwarki and nahnken serve the nahnmwarki and nahnken. Which of the following are their roles in the ceremony?
    1. defense of the leader
    2. drinking sakau
    3. master of ceremonies
    4. pounding sakau
    5. Protection against magic in the sakau
    6. squeezing sakau
  13. In what clan line is the server of the nahnmwarki?
  14. In what clan line is the server of the nahnken?
  15. What is one possible, hypothetical, reason for his in times of old?
  16. Under what conditions would the server drink the sakau?
  17. In Sokehs, how many cups must be served before anyone can speak?
  18. Who gets the first cup?
  19. Who gets the second cup?
  20. In modern tradition, who gets the third cup?
  21. Who gets the fourth cup?
  22. Do all of the municipalities use the same number of special "cups"?