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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. Hera is the first of a group of goddesses described as what?
2. What technique did all of the goddesses attempt to win the contest?
3. In Book 2, Chapter 11, the author uses what prominent female as an example?
4. Who decreed that the dispute between the goddesses should be settled by a mortal?
5. Which goddess did the mortal man select as the winner?
Short Essay Questions
1. What were the benefits of the arrangement that Persephone makes?
2. What final arrangement was worked out between Persephone and her kidnapper?
3. Aphrodite is the goddess of what?
4. What is the "circle of fear"?
5. How did Hera and her husband meet and marry?
6. What does the author say about the "special woman" in Book 2, Chapter 11?
7. Why are the goddesses great reminders, according to the author?
8. What war started as a result of Eris' trick?
9. What is most important for Demeter women?
10. What is suggested by the switch from the virgin goddesses to the vulnerable ones?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
The author states that therapy is a means of self-care and empowerment for women. Do you agree? What skills do women learn in therapy that enable them to better care for themselves? Is there any other way for them to learn these skills? Are there any circumstances in which therapy doesn't help? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
Essay Topic 3
Aphrodite is the only goddess with two chapters devoted to her. Why does the author devote so much time to Aphrodite? Why is Aphrodite considered to be one of the most important goddesses? What areas of a woman's life are affected by the influence of Aphrodite? Why is Aphrodite called the "Alchemical Goddess"? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
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