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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What was Persephone's stipulation for her agreement?
2. What emotions are part of Demeter's story?
3. What is the central factor of a Hera woman's life?
4. Non-heroines are governed by what goddesses?
5. How many consorts did Demeter's mate have before her?
Essay Topic 1
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.
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
The "circle of fear" is an obstacle for many women who have difficulty forming and maintaining relationships. What is the "circle of fear"? How does it affect women's ability to have relationships? Why is vulnerability a necessity for a healthy relationship? How can women begin to overcome this cycle? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
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