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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. According to the author, women often experience anxiety, or a sense of defeat, because of what?
2. According to the author, what do women need to be satisfied and fulfilled?
3. When presented with the reality of her situation, Persephone agreed to do what?
4. What requires vulnerability to exist?
5. According to Book 2, Chapter 7, having healthy relationships helps to prevent a woman from becoming what?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why are the goddesses great reminders, according to the author?
2. How was Demeter different from the other goddesses?
3. Aside from her mother and her husband, what was Persephone's other major relationship?
4. What recommendations does the author make for avoiding and overcoming depression?
5. What does the author say about the "special woman" in Book 2, Chapter 11?
6. What role does grief play in the heroine's journey?
7. How does the author use a fiction novel as an example to illustrate her concept of the heroine?
8. What happened when Persephone was kidnapped?
9. What is the "circle of fear"?
10. What happened to the goddesses as a result of Eris' trick?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
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
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.
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