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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. The woman used as an example in Book 2, Chapter 11, works in what field?
2. Why might some women feel sorry for Hera?
3. How do Demeter women view marriage?
4. According to the author, what do women need to be satisfied and fulfilled?
5. People who make intentional choices with regard to self-sacrifice usually do so because of what concern(s)?
Short Essay Questions
1. What are some of the characteristics of a Hera woman?
2. Why are the goddesses great reminders, according to the author?
3. What was Demeter's family situation?
4. Aside from her mother and her husband, what was Persephone's other major relationship?
5. What war started as a result of Eris' trick?
6. What happened to the goddess Eris?
7. How do women often react to the story of Hera?
8. How does the author use a fiction novel as an example to illustrate her concept of the heroine?
9. What is Hera's position in the Olympian family of gods?
10. What happened when Persephone was kidnapped?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Hestia is the goddess of the hearth and of intergenerational family life. What is the symbolic significance of the hearth in ancient Grecian society? What is its practical purpose? What qualities does Hestia have, as the goddess of the hearth? Why does Hestia receive so many offerings? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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