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. What is the first metaphor used to explain the triggering of archetypes?

2. This edition of the text was written how many years after the first publication?

3. Artemis is the goddess of what activity?

4. In Book 2, Chapter 1, the author states that having a baby can trigger what?

5. What did other women help the author to do?

Short Essay Questions

1. What were the circumstances of Artemis' birth?

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

3. What are the "animus" and inner goddess, as defined by the author in Book 2, Chapter 3?

4. How does the author treat her patients?

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

6. What qualities does a Hestia woman possess?

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

8. In what ways was Athena similar to Artemis?

9. What goddesses does the author use for the archetypes in the book?

10. What did Artemis ask her father for?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Persephone and Demeter have a very strong and intimate bond between them. What does Demeter do to get Persephone back after she is kidnapped? How does the separation affect Demeter and Persephone? How would a relationship like theirs manifest itself in modern society? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.

Essay Topic 3

Artemis displays a rather constant preference for females, while Athena is almost always in the company of men or boys. Why is this so? What is the difference in the ways the two goddesses relate to men? What do they have in common? What information can we gather about the personalities of the two goddesses as a result of their relationships with men? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.

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