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

Jean Shinoda-Bolen
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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Why did Artemis leave the city she lived in?

2. How many goddesses are in the third group?

3. From what culture did these goddesses originate?

4. When inhabitants of a city-state left to form a new village, what did they take with them?

5. According to the author, when is tension a likely result?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is one of the major characteristics of an Athena woman?

2. In what ways was Athena similar to Artemis?

3. What were the author's results with her method of treatment?

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

5. How do women often react to the story of Hera?

6. What were Aphrodite's most important relationships?

7. The author of <i>Goddesses in Everywoman</i> is a proponent of what kind of therapy?

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

9. What war started as a result of Eris' trick?

10. What is the difference between the two types of archetypes?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

The author chose seven ancient Grecian goddesses, and divided them into three categories. Why did she choose the goddesses she did? Do you agree with the way the goddesses are grouped together? Why or why not? Are there any goddesses that were not included, which you feel should have been included? Why or why not? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.

Essay Topic 2

The author recommends that women develop an "internal committee" of goddesses. How is this helpful? What can women learn through this activity? What are the various ways in which this internal committee can manifest itself? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.

Essay Topic 3

Goddesses in Everywoman is, obviously, written for women. What would change about the lessons contained in the book if it were geared toward men? What portions of the book are specifically for women, and could not be altered to suit men? Why? If the book were written for men, what gods might be used? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.

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