Goddesses in Everywoman: A New Psychology of Women Test | Lesson Plans 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. 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

Through therapy, the author says that women can become more aware of the inner and outer forces, of self and society, which both help and hinder them. What are the internal forces? What are the external ones? Which forces have a greater effect? Why? 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

Women have many different roles is modern society - worker, mother, wife, daughter, etc. Which of the goddesses are most closely associated with each of these roles? How can the goddess archetypes help women to better handle these roles? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.

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