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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Hera is the first of a group of goddesses described as what?
2. According to Book 2, Chapter 7, what group of women would be associated with the goddesses in the previous chapter?
(a) Elderly women.
(b) Adolescent women.
(c) Homosexual women.
(d) Mature women.
3. Why did Hera get married?
(a) Hera and her husband had to get married to preserve the purity of the Olympian bloodline.
(b) Hera resisted her husband's amorous advances until he agreed to be her husband.
(c) Hera's father forced her to marry her husband.
(d) Hera's husband kidnapped her and forced her into marrying him.
4. Where were most of Demeter's maternal energies directed?
(a) To the fertility of the Earth itself.
(b) To her nieces and nephews.
(c) To her many children.
(d) To her only daughter.
5. The author states that Aphrodite helps people come closer to what state?
(a) Their ideal state.
(b) Their resting state.
(c) Their golden state.
(d) Their home state.
6. What is the second chapter about Aphrodite called?
(a) "The Transformative Goddess."
(b) "Goddess of Love and Beauty."
(c) "Aphrodite and Hephaestus."
(d) "The Alchemical Goddess."
7. The "circle of fear" that the author refers to associates vulnerability with what?
(a) Fear of the unknown.
(d) Being taken advantage of.
8. Who was the mortal man selected to settle the dispute among the goddesses?
(d) Marcus Aurelius.
9. Who was Demeter's only daughter?
10. How is the union of Demeter and her mate described?
(a) Neither joyful and consensual, nor a rape.
(b) Joyful and consensual.
(c) A rape.
(d) The nature of their union is not specified.
11. According to the author, what happens to non-heroines?
(a) They are depressed, and emotionally unstable.
(b) They don't have rewarding intimate relationships.
(c) They are often repressed and looked down upon by heroines.
(d) They go along with others to such a degree that they cease to live their own lives.
12. Hera reacted negatively to which of her husband's habits?
13. What group of women might identify with Hera?
(a) Women who are unable to assert themselves.
(b) Women who are also infertile.
(c) Women who constantly live in the shadow of their powerful husband.
(d) Women who have experienced sexual jealousy.
14. Why does the author differentiate between heroines and non-heroines?
(a) She wants readers to see that heroines have more desirable qualities.
(b) They have many of the same qualities and are sometimes difficult to differentiate.
(c) She doesn't want non-heroines to get less recognition.
(d) She doesn't want readers to believe that every woman is a heroine.
15. According to the author, what might some women like about Hera?
(a) Her unyielding commitment to her own desires.
(b) Her ability to fight with her husband instead of passively accepting her circumstances.
(c) Her tenacious defense of her children.
(d) Her compassion and forgiveness.
Short Answer Questions
1. 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?
2. Why is it easy, according to the author, to forgive Hera for not being "able to have full control over her own husband"?
3. Aphrodite is the goddess of what kind(s) of love?
4. What role do the goddesses in Book 2, Chapter 7, play?
5. What was the benefit, or benefits, of Persephone's agreement?
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