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. According to Pearson, which archetype is what most people identify with when they think of a person being a hero?
(a) Seeker.
(b) Daredevil.
(c) Warrior.
(d) Ruler.

2. Who wrote "The Symposium"?
(a) Theodore Geisel.
(b) Plato.
(c) Carol S. Pearson.
(d) Aristotle.

3. What condition, according to Pearson, leads to a lack of clearly defined boundaries for a person?
(a) Dark soul.
(b) Inflated ego.
(c) Innocent personality.
(d) Weak ego.

4. Using Pearson's theory, if a person is a kingdom, which archetype is the one that asks questions no other will dare to ask?
(a) Fool.
(b) Sage.
(c) Lover.
(d) Ruler.

5. Who does Pearson say is the traditional caregiver of the family?
(a) The father.
(b) The preacher.
(c) The mother.
(d) The grandmother.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who, according to Pearson, is the traditional warrior of the family?

2. Which personality type does Pearson say is concerned about the survival of the community?

3. In which journey does Pearson say the lover participates?

4. Which philosophical standpoint is based on the idea that God has abandoned man?

5. Which archetype, whether positive or negative, does Pearson say can look for or risk death?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the role of the Seeker discussed in Chapter 10, and when does it initially become important?

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

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

4. What are some positive aspects Pearson discusses about the Destroyer archetype?

5. Briefly describe a metaphor for Pearson's journey of life.

6. What special role does Pearson say the Fool archetype plays?

7. What does Pearson claim to be the role of the Trickster?

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

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

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

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