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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 "circle of fear" that the author refers to associates vulnerability with what?
2. How does the heroine appear to others?
3. What requires vulnerability to exist?
4. The author feels that the goddesses are a great reminder, especially for women in a generation where they were encouraged to do what?
5. Who was the father of Demeter's child?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happened to the goddesses as a result of Eris' trick?
2. What final arrangement was worked out between Persephone and her kidnapper?
3. Aphrodite is the goddess of what?
4. According to the author, how does a heroine handle self-sacrifice?
5. What recommendations does the author make for avoiding and overcoming depression?
6. Why are the goddesses great reminders, according to the author?
7. What is most important for Demeter women?
8. What constitutes the nature of a heroine?
9. What does the author say about the "special woman" in Book 2, Chapter 11?
10. What role does grief play in the heroine's journey?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Eris, the goddess of strife and discord, does not have much space devoted to her in the book, but the author points out that she also plays a role in women's lives. What is Eris's influence on women's lives? What situations might she be involved with? How can women relate to the Eris archetype and learn to minimize her influence in their lives? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
Essay Topic 2
The author points out that the maternal instinct can be triggered by one's own baby and by other women's babies; however, it is also possible to give birth to a baby and not feel maternal affection. How is the maternal instinct triggered? Is there a difference between the way a woman feels about another woman's baby and the way she feels about her own? Why don't some women have that instinct with their biological children? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
Essay Topic 3
Outwardly, Athena and Artemis have a lot in common: both are virgin goddesses, both are wise, both are goddesses of the hunt. What is different about the two? What different qualities would manifest in women who identified with each goddess? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
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