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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. Persephone had an extramarital affair with whom?
2. What defines the character of a heroine?
3. What is NOT a suggestion, made by author, for ways a Demeter woman can avoid depression?
4. What food did Persephone's kidnapper offer to her?
5. What did Persephone's kidnapper do to her?
Short Essay Questions
1. What constitutes the nature of a heroine?
2. What is Hera's position in the Olympian family of gods?
3. What was Demeter's family situation?
4. What were Aphrodite's most important relationships?
5. How do women often react to the story of Hera?
6. What are some of the characteristics of a Hera woman?
7. How was Demeter different from the other goddesses?
8. What is suggested by the switch from the virgin goddesses to the vulnerable ones?
9. What did Eris do in response to the affront she received?
10. What role does grief play in the heroine's journey?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Compare and contrast the virgin goddesses. What are their defining characteristics? What do they all have in common? What makes them different from one another? Which types of women identify with each goddess? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
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