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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What is NOT a suggestion, made by author, for ways a Demeter woman can avoid depression?
(a) Be able to set boundaries and stick to them.
(b) Become a mother but avoid marriage.
(c) Nurture other goddess archetypes within herself.
(d) Recognize and express her true emotions.
2. What item did Eris throw into the middle of the party?
(a) A bracelet.
(b) A rose.
(c) A pomegranate.
(d) An apple.
3. According to the author, what initially inspires many heroines?
(a) The need to be needed.
(b) The need to be recognized.
(c) The desire to be successful.
(d) The desire to find others like themselves.
4. How is the union of Demeter and her mate described?
(a) Neither joyful and consensual, nor a rape.
(b) The nature of their union is not specified.
(c) A rape.
(d) Joyful and consensual.
5. Why is it easy, according to the author, to forgive Hera for not being "able to have full control over her own husband"?
(a) Her mother was also unable to fully assert herself.
(b) Her inability to have control over him is what enabled her to be more powerful in other areas.
(c) Her husband is the most powerful of the Olympian gods.
(d) She had no desire to control him.
6. According to the author, women often experience anxiety, or a sense of defeat, because of what?
(a) Their physical limitations.
(b) Being forced to work outside the home when they have children.
(c) The stress of their family situations.
(d) The patriarchal structure of society.
7. Where were most of Demeter's maternal energies directed?
(a) To her only daughter.
(b) To her many children.
(c) To her nieces and nephews.
(d) To the fertility of the Earth itself.
8. Hera's husband was also her what?
9. According to the author, what do the goddesses in Book 2, Chapter 7, learn?
(a) To venture into intimacy.
(b) To have platonic relationships with men.
(c) To be in touch with their emotions.
(d) To empower and assert themselves.
10. What requires vulnerability to exist?
(a) All answers are correct.
(b) Healthy relationships.
(c) Healthy intimacies.
(d) Healthy sex lives.
11. What role do the goddesses in Book 2, Chapter 7, play?
(c) Any combination of the three.
12. Who was the father of Demeter's child?
13. What defines the character of a heroine?
(a) Her intimate relationships.
(b) Her physical and emotional strength.
(c) Her genetics and lineage.
(d) Her decisions and choices.
14. In Book 2, Chapter 11, the author uses what prominent female as an example?
(a) Florence Nightingale.
(b) Marie Curie.
(c) Hillary Clinton.
(d) Lou Salome.
15. Why does the author differentiate between heroines and non-heroines?
(a) They have many of the same qualities and are sometimes difficult to differentiate.
(b) She doesn't want non-heroines to get less recognition.
(c) She doesn't want readers to believe that every woman is a heroine.
(d) She wants readers to see that heroines have more desirable qualities.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who decreed that the dispute between the goddesses should be settled by a mortal?
2. Persephone had an extramarital affair with whom?
3. What is often the most important part of the heroine's journey?
4. What was the most powerful and influential bond in Demeter's life?
5. Who ordered Persephone's return?
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