Goddesses in Everywoman: A New Psychology of Women Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Jean Shinoda-Bolen
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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. From what culture did these goddesses originate?

2. Who was Athena's mother?

3. According to the author, what should be considered for a healthy relationship?

4. The author uses what "true life" example in Book 2, Chapter 1?

5. Is the triggering of archetypes a good thing?

Short Essay Questions

1. How was Athena different from the other virgin goddesses?

2. What recommendations does the author make for avoiding and overcoming depression?

3. What were the benefits of the arrangement that Persephone makes?

4. How did Hera and her husband meet and marry?

5. By what are women helped and hindered, according to Bolen?

6. Aside from her mother and her husband, what was Persephone's other major relationship?

7. Why does the author choose to contrast the goddesses in Book 2, Chapter 3?

8. What is the chief characteristic of the vulnerable goddesses?

9. According to the introductory information, to what is the second portion of the book dedicated?

10. What was Hestia's special privilege?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

The author states that therapy is a means of self-care and empowerment for women. Do you agree? What skills do women learn in therapy that enable them to better care for themselves? Is there any other way for them to learn these skills? Are there any circumstances in which therapy doesn't help? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.

Essay Topic 2

Aphrodite is the only goddess with two chapters devoted to her. Why does the author devote so much time to Aphrodite? Why is Aphrodite considered to be one of the most important goddesses? What areas of a woman's life are affected by the influence of Aphrodite? Why is Aphrodite called the "Alchemical Goddess"? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.

Essay Topic 3

Eris, the goddess of strife and discord, does not have much space devoted to her in the book, but the author points out that she also plays a role in women's lives. What is Eris's influence on women's lives? What situations might she be involved with? How can women relate to the Eris archetype and learn to minimize her influence in their lives? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.

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