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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. When presented with the reality of her situation, Persephone agreed to do what?
2. According to Book 2, Chapter 7, what group of women would be associated with the goddesses in the previous chapter?
3. According to the author, what initially inspires many heroines?
4. What role do the goddesses in Book 2, Chapter 7, play?
5. Who was Hera's husband?
Short Essay Questions
1. How do women often react to the story of Hera?
2. Aphrodite is the goddess of what?
3. Why are the goddesses great reminders, according to the author?
4. How did Hera and her husband meet and marry?
5. What is most important for Demeter women?
6. What were the benefits of the arrangement that Persephone makes?
7. What final arrangement was worked out between Persephone and her kidnapper?
8. What did Eris do in response to the affront she received?
9. What happened when Persephone was kidnapped?
10. What war started as a result of Eris' trick?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The author defines the concepts of "animus" and inner goddess. What is the difference between the two? How can awareness of each help women to better understand themselves? What are some examples of characteristics that relate to the animus and the inner goddess? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
Essay Topic 2
The author chose seven ancient Grecian goddesses, and divided them into three categories. Why did she choose the goddesses she did? Do you agree with the way the goddesses are grouped together? Why or why not? Are there any goddesses that were not included, which you feel should have been included? Why or why not? 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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