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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. How is the union of Demeter and her mate described?
2. According to the author, what initially inspires many heroines?
3. Who fought over the item that Eris tossed into the party?
4. In Book 2, Chapter 11, the author uses what prominent female as an example?
5. What item did Eris throw into the middle of the party?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happened to the goddess Eris?
2. Aside from her mother and her husband, what was Persephone's other major relationship?
3. How many chapters are devoted to Aphrodite?
4. What were Aphrodite's most important relationships?
5. What role does grief play in the heroine's journey?
6. What is suggested by the switch from the virgin goddesses to the vulnerable ones?
7. How was Demeter different from the other goddesses?
8. Why are the goddesses great reminders, according to the author?
9. What happened to the goddesses as a result of Eris' trick?
10. What is most important for Demeter women?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Jung claimed that there were active and inactive archetypes that were part of the atmosphere and part of nothing at the same time. How did Jung develop his hypothesis? What is the difference between the two varieties of archetypes? What are some examples of active and inactive archetypes? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
Essay Topic 2
Through therapy, the author says that women can become more aware of the inner and outer forces, of self and society, which both help and hinder them. What are the internal forces? What are the external ones? Which forces have a greater effect? Why? 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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