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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Swallowing is a kind of death of the overwhelming sense of _______ or self that must be sacrificed if true enlightenment is to be achieved.
(a) Image
(b) Ego
(c) Identity
(d) Self-importance

2. What is the term for experiences, ideas, or beliefs that differ in species from individual to individual and culture to culture, but which in their broadest outlines manifest basic human truths?
(a) Dreams
(b) Archetypes
(c) Journeys
(d) Inexhaustible energies

3. Who are supposed to be following a world "redeemer" and are better known to history for their colonial barbarity?
(a) Spiritual leaders
(b) Hindus
(c) Buddhists
(d) Christian nations

4. What does the Hero encounter if he does not do the bidding of the God or Goddess?
(a) Respect
(b) Mythical creatures
(c) Reward
(d) More obstacles

5. By what are the Hero's first steps into the new world blocked?
(a) A wall
(b) Spiritual doubt
(c) A Guardian
(d) Obstacles

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the connection that is actually being sought?

2. Many saints chose to _____ while in deep communion with God, as opposing to preaching and sharing his word.

3. Which hero was swallowed by a giant monster?

4. What is the source of these inexhaustible energies?

5. Who is the central figure in the second example offered by Campbell, in relation to this person encountering a series of obstacles and is aided by a wise old man along the way?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the content of "The Monomyth" - what does this section talk about and what does the reader learn?

2. What does Campbell offer as the ultimate example of unification with the source of all things in order to become like the Father?

3. What are archetypes?

4. What is the main idea of the "Tragedy and Comedy" section?

5. What is the shimenawa?

6. Describe the Hero as Campbell sees this character.

7. What happens in "The Refusal of the Return"?

8. List at least two examples of how the world navel has been portrayed in myths, according to Campbell.

9. Describe the idea of "Refusal of the Call."

10. Describe the idea of "The Crossing of the First Threshold."

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