Awakening the Heroes Within: Twelve Archetypes to Help Us Find Ourselves and Transform Our World Test | Mid-Book Test - Medium

Carol S. Pearson
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Pearson says orphans can learn to work together as _____.
(a) Long as the dominant one is in charge.
(b) Rulers.
(c) Equals.
(d) Long as there is a subserviant one.

2. When does Pearson say the seeker archetype becomes important in a person?
(a) During their adolescence,
(b) When someone loses keys or glasses.
(c) After college.
(d) When it's time to fight.

3. Which word best describes Pearson's explanation of a Warrior personality?
(a) Competitive.
(b) Mystical.
(c) Cautious.
(d) Leader.

4. At a higher level, what does Pearson say two orphans can do?
(a) Become cruel to others.
(b) Destroy each other.
(c) Take care of each other.
(d) Make fun of others not like them.

5. What is the topic of Chapter 2?
(a) Forgiveness.
(b) The ego.
(c) The soul.
(d) Multiple personality.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Pearson, which personality type's cynical realism can be an antidote to naive faith?

2. What philosophy does Martin Heidigger follow?

3. What reason does Pearson give for adolescents rebelling?

4. Which archetype does Pearson say the Hindu goddess Kali represents?

5. Pearson says which group of people is known for its idealism?

Short Essay Questions

1. According to Pearson, what three aspects of personality must be respected throughout the hero's journey?

2. Briefly explain how Pearson explains that the self forms its identity. What is the first step? Then what?

3. Explain the "shadow" discussed in this book, and give one example that Pearson gives of a shadow.

4. Explain Pearson's thoughts about the "midlife crisis."

5. What are the negative aspects of the Warrior that Pearson discusses in Chapter 8?

6. What does Pearson say is the negative side to the Innocent archetype?

7. What is the role of God in Existentialist literature?

8. Briefly describe "The Symposium." Who wrote it?

9. Briefly describe the positive characteristics Pearson outlines for the Warrior.

10. Who is Carl Jung, and what is his importance to this book?

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