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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. What emotions are part of Demeter's story?
2. In Book 2, Chapter 11, the author uses what prominent female as an example?
3. What was the most powerful and influential bond in Demeter's life?
4. The "circle of fear" that the author refers to associates vulnerability with what?
5. According to the author, what is part of overcoming depression?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Hera's position in the Olympian family of gods?
2. What were Aphrodite's most important relationships?
3. What are some of the characteristics of a Hera woman?
4. What recommendations does the author make for avoiding and overcoming depression?
5. How many chapters are devoted to Aphrodite?
6. What war started as a result of Eris' trick?
7. Aside from her mother and her husband, what was Persephone's other major relationship?
8. According to the author, how does a heroine handle self-sacrifice?
9. Aphrodite is the goddess of what?
10. How do women often react to the story of Hera?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
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
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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