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. Who was Athena's father?

2. Instead of martial vows, Hestia gained what special privilege?

3. Who helped with Athena's birth?

4. The author says in Book 2, Chapter 2, that she tries to apply the archetypes to what?

5. What was the explanation for Athena's seemingly odd companions?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the author say about babies in Book 2, Chapter 1?

2. According to the author, why do women go into therapy?

3. What is Hera's position in the Olympian family of gods?

4. How many chapters are devoted to Aphrodite?

5. What were Aphrodite's most important relationships?

6. What role does grief play in the heroine's journey?

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

8. How does the author use a fiction novel as an example to illustrate her concept of the heroine?

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

10. What did Eris do in response to the affront she received?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Jung claimed that there were active and inactive archetypes that were part of the atmosphere and part of nothing at the same time. How did Jung develop his hypothesis? What is the difference between the two varieties of archetypes? What are some examples of active and inactive archetypes? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.

Essay Topic 2

The author states that she uses the power of mythical figures because it helps her achieve better results with her patients. How do you think she deals with her patients who don't believe in these mythical figures? Are there any lessons learned, via the goddesses, that could also be learned without them? Why haven't more psychologists utilized Bolen's technique? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.

Essay Topic 3

The author points out that the maternal instinct can be triggered by one's own baby and by other women's babies; however, it is also possible to give birth to a baby and not feel maternal affection. How is the maternal instinct triggered? Is there a difference between the way a woman feels about another woman's baby and the way she feels about her own? Why don't some women have that instinct with their biological children? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.

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