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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. Whose temptation and transcendence does Campbell discuss in this section?
(a) Buddha
(b) David
(c) Common man
(d) Jesus

2. What is the ultimate boon for the Hero?
(a) The perilous journey
(b) The struggle of internal thought
(c) Connection with the eternal
(d) Knowledge of all things

3. What is the goal of the Hero's journey?
(a) Commitment
(b) To win
(c) Peace
(d) Union

4. Many Hero characters discover new _________ inside that which swallowed them.
(a) Gifts
(b) Physical worlds
(c) Mysteries
(d) Spiritual texts

5. What does Campbell say are used to signify and to assist in the breaking of the attachment to one's parent?
(a) Arguments
(b) Gifts
(c) Dreams
(d) Rituals

Short Answer Questions

1. "A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of ___________..."

2. "The adventure is always and everywhere a passage beyond the ____ of the known into the unknown."

3. What does the Hero have to do when he returns from his journey?

4. What kind of myth is the story of the man who dreamed of killing his father and taking care of his mother?

5. What kind of preacher was the author of the quote at the beginning of this chapter and section?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the main idea in "Apotheosis"?

2. What is the main idea of "The Woman as the Temptress"?

3. What example does Campbell use to show the fact that dreams of contemporary individuals seem to play out stories from classical myths?

4. Why does the Hero have to go through many trials?

5. Describe the Hero as Campbell sees this character.

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

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

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

9. Describe the content of "The Belly of the Whale."

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

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