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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 group of women might identify with Hera?
2. Persephone's father was also her what?
3. According to the author, Aphrodite is most similar to what other goddess?
4. Who arrived with a message, regarding Persephone, for Persephone's mother?
5. Eris wasn't invited to what kind of party?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why are the goddesses great reminders, according to the author?
2. According to the author, how does a heroine handle self-sacrifice?
3. What happened to the goddess Eris?
4. Aphrodite is the goddess of what?
5. What final arrangement was worked out between Persephone and her kidnapper?
6. What were the benefits of the arrangement that Persephone makes?
7. What constitutes the nature of a heroine?
8. What is Hera's position in the Olympian family of gods?
9. What recommendations does the author make for avoiding and overcoming depression?
10. How many chapters are devoted to Aphrodite?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
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.
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