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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. The author feels that the goddesses are a great reminder, especially for women in a generation where they were encouraged to do what?
(a) Be accomplished.
(b) Enlist in the armed forces.
(c) Have smaller families.
(d) Suppress their emotions.
2. According to the author, what is part of overcoming depression?
(a) Forming new relationships.
(b) Developing an understanding of oneself.
(c) A letting go, or renewal.
(d) Discovering fulfilling activities.
3. Why did Paris make his selection?
(a) It was his honest opinion.
(b) The goddess promised him the most beautiful woman in the world as his wife.
(c) The goddess agreed to make him rich.
(d) He was afraid of the wrath of the gods.
4. Who was Hera's husband?
5. When presented with the reality of her situation, Persephone agreed to do what?
(a) Live with her mother.
(b) Marry her kidnapper.
(c) Return to Olympus.
(d) Become a mortal.
6. The woman used as an example in Book 2, Chapter 11, works in what field?
7. What was the benefit, or benefits, of Persephone's agreement?
(a) She was able to diversify the Olympian bloodline.
(b) There was no benefit to her agreement.
(c) She was able to spend time with her mother.
(d) She could diversify the Olympian bloodline and still spend time with her mother.
8. Eris is the Greek goddess of what?
(a) Strife and discord.
(b) Hunting and wisdom.
(c) Love and friendship.
(d) Grain and harvest.
9. What was Persephone's stipulation for her agreement?
(a) She must not be required to bear children.
(b) She must not be required to marry her kidnapper.
(c) She must be allowed to have relationships outside of marriage.
(d) She cannot be trapped in the Underworld.
10. What group of women might identify with Hera?
(a) Women who have experienced sexual jealousy.
(b) Women who constantly live in the shadow of their powerful husband.
(c) Women who are also infertile.
(d) Women who are unable to assert themselves.
11. According to the author, Aphrodite is most similar to what other goddess?
12. Who was the father of Demeter's child?
13. The woman used as an example in Book 2, Chapter 11, had what sort of relationships with men?
(a) She had intimacies but never married.
(b) She was happily married for many years.
(c) She was married and divorced several times.
(d) She was a feminist who hated men.
14. What did Persephone's kidnapper do to her?
(a) He tied her up.
(b) He raped her.
(c) He killed her.
(d) He broke her leg.
15. According to Book 2, Chapter 7, what group of women would be associated with the goddesses in the previous chapter?
(a) Homosexual women.
(b) Elderly women.
(c) Adolescent women.
(d) Mature women.
Short Answer Questions
1. The author assumes that, for many readers, vulnerability is closely associated with what?
2. What emotions are part of Demeter's story?
3. What was the most powerful and influential bond in Demeter's life?
4. Who kidnapped Persephone?
5. For the woman used as an example in Book 2, Chapter 11, what is the correlation between her relationships with men and her career success?
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