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You Can When You're Old Enough
"When you are a child you are often told that you can do something when you are old enough, which usually means when you are an adult. Let's take a look at some of the rites of passage into adulthood that are practiced around the world."
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What was the name of the six month long ritual all males underwent to become a man in the Aborigine tribes of Australia?
To become an adult male in the Hamar Tribe of Ethiopia, you must be able to jump and/or walk over four or more of which important tribal animals to be considered a man?
The German/Dutch word "Rumspringa" is the period of transition into adulthood and relaxing of the strict rules that govern the lives of which these secluded Christian peoples?
The Jewish tradition of Bar Mitzvah initiates a young man into adulthood and responsibility for his actions. What is the name of the initiation rite for a female of the Jewish faith?
Young men of the Algonquin tribe of northern North America were given which of the following substances to induce hallucinations during their rite of passage into manhood?
Initiation into adulthood for boys of the Luiseno tribe of South America involved lying on which of these choices?
To become a man in the Baruya tribe of New Guinea, eight year old boys are taken from their mothers and begin an 8 year ritual that involves ingesting which of the following substances?
Sea snake venom
In the island nation of Vanuatu young men prove their worthiness by jumping from a platform that can be as high as 100 ft. How do these young men survive the jumps?
Vines attached to their ankles
They jump into water
Large piles of palm fronds on the ground
They use sharkskin parachutes
A Quintilian is the rite of passage into adulthood for women in Latin American countries.
Circumcision is often included the rites of passage into adulthood by many of the indigenous peoples on the continent of Africa.
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