Short Essay Questions
The 60 short essay questions listed in this section require a one to two sentence answer. They ask students to demonstrate a deeper understanding of the text. Students must describe what they've read, rather than just recall it.
Short Essay Question - Prologue: Section 1
1. Describe the content of "The Monomyth" - what does this section talk about and what does the reader learn?
2. What are the "inexhaustible energies" to which Campbell refers?
3. What are archetypes?
4. What example does Campbell use to show the fact that dreams of contemporary individuals seem to play out stories from classical myths?
Short Essay Question - Prologue: Section 2
5. What is the main idea of the "Tragedy and Comedy" section?
6. What is the main content of the...
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