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

Carol S. Pearson
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which archetype does Pearson say allows a person to "let go" of responsibility?

2. Which of these was a famous alternative psychoanalyst?

3. According to Pearson, what is the part of people that has instinctual desires?

4. Which archetype does Pearson say explores the world without suppressing its sexual desires?

5. From its negative side, which archetype does Pearson say can make people into heartless criminals?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Pearson say it is important for a person to have a strong ego? What problems might a weak ego cause?

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

3. What two important roles does Pearson say the Fool fulfills?

4. What are the four archetypes that Pearson says make up the return from the journey?

5. How does Pearson define "hero" in this book?

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

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

8. Explain the "death wish." Which archetype does Pearson say is associated with it and why?

9. How does Pearson define "soul"? What is the importance of ego to a soul?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Name Pearson's twelve archetypes. Select three to write about in greater detail.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the similarities and differences that Pearson outlines between ego and soul.

Essay Topic 3

What was the purpose of Pearson's book? Was it successfully achieved? Why or why not?

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