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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. What is the spiritual city, and thus center for those who practice the Muslim faith?

2. Swallowing, Campbell suggests, is a symbol of a kind of spiritual _______.

3. How many types of journeys are available when the Hero decides to return?

4. What is the ultimate example of #82?

5. The Hero must get rid of his own sense of ____ in order to become cleansed and humbled.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. By what are the Hero's first steps blocked?

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

4. Summarize "The Atonement with the Father."

5. Describe the story Campbell uses to show the reader the beginning of the Hero's journey.

6. Describe what happens in "The Meeting with the Goddess."

7. What is the main content of the section, "The Hero and the God"?

8. What are some of the psychological weapons a Hero might use to get back the obstacle that lies in his path at the start?

9. Describe the Hero as Campbell sees this character.

10. How did cities note the presence of a world navel in their construction and layout?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The idea of an innermost cave creates the first victory for the Hero in their journey.

Part 1: Describe the idea of the innermost cave.

Part 2: What is the importance of the innermost cave for the Hero's journey.

Part 3: Cite at least two examples of innermost caves that a Hero has encountered in myth or in stories.

Essay Topic 2

Take one myth you recall from the book or from your childhood to answer the following questions.

Part 1: Describe the story or myth you have chosen.

Part 2: Describe how the Hero goes on the journey.

Part 3: What is the importance of this myth for those who read it?

Essay Topic 3

Campbell writes much about Christianity, though not always in the most favorable of light. Some have said this shows his lack of compassion for Christ-based faiths, but others disagree.

Part 1: Describe Christianity as Campbell examines it in this book.

Part 2: What does Campbell seem to say about Christian practices? Support your answers.

Part 3: Do you think Campbell approves of or disapproves of Christianity? Support your answer.

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