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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. In "Supernatural Aid," what does Campbell suggest these types of figures are....

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?

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

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

5. What does Campbell say all cities build in order to represent the idea of this central area?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is the duality as Campbell sees it in Christianity?

3. List three examples that Campbell uses to show the Hero's journey.

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

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

6. Describe the Hero as Campbell sees this character.

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

8. How does Campbell describe the world navel?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The encouragement of the Hero by someone older and wiser seems to be a necessary part of the Hero's journey as well.

Part 1: Describe the step of the Hero's Journey in which the wise old man or woman comes to help.

Part 2: Why is it necessary for the Hero to have this help?

Part 3: Give at least 2 examples of wise old people that have helped heroes along the way of their journey.

Essay Topic 2

When the Hero finds what he/she is looking for, it is a great moment of power.

Part 1: Describe the possible things that a Hero might find as they overcome obstacles and prove victorious.

Part 2: What is the importance of the Hero's victory?

Part 3: If the victory does not create a tangible prize, what does a Hero have to show for his troubles?

Essay Topic 3

The Hero seems to always be on a journey to vanquish evil in the world.

Part 1: Define the idea of evil as it relates to the journey of the Hero.

Part 2: What happens when evil is overcome?

Part 3: Does this seem to mean that evil is necessary so that Heroes might go on journeys? What do you think?

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