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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. Aphrodite's husband was the god of what skill?
2. According to the author, what group of women would be associated with the goddesses in Book 2, Chapter 7?
(a) Homosexual women.
(b) Mature, maternal women.
(c) Elderly women.
(d) Adolescent women.
3. What was Persephone's stipulation for her agreement?
(a) She must not be required to marry her kidnapper.
(b) She must not be required to bear children.
(c) She must be allowed to have relationships outside of marriage.
(d) She cannot be trapped in the Underworld.
4. How is the union of Demeter and her mate described?
(a) A rape.
(b) Joyful and consensual.
(c) Neither joyful and consensual, nor a rape.
(d) The nature of their union is not specified.
5. The "circle of fear" that the author refers to associates vulnerability with what?
(c) Fear of the unknown.
(d) Being taken advantage of.
Short Answer Questions
1. In Book 2, Chapter 11, the author uses what prominent female as an example?
2. Where, in a woman's personality, might the goddess archetypes operate?
3. What is the special ability or power of the goddesses in Book 2, Chapter 7?
4. Persephone's father was also her what?
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?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does the author use a fiction novel as an example to illustrate her concept of the heroine?
2. Why are the goddesses great reminders, according to the author?
3. How do women often react to the story of Hera?
4. According to the author, how does a heroine handle self-sacrifice?
5. What happened when Persephone was kidnapped?
6. What was Demeter's family situation?
7. How was Demeter different from the other goddesses?
8. How many chapters are devoted to Aphrodite?
9. What is the "circle of fear"?
10. What constitutes the nature of a heroine?
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