The Everlasting Man Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part I: On the Creature Called Man, Chapter V: Man and Mythologies.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What form of humanity does Chesterton claim is the unit of the state, or the cell that makes up the formation?
(a) Tribes.
(b) Male lineage.
(c) Family.
(d) Motherhood.

2. What personage from Troy does Chesterton say created an archetype and impacted history?
(a) Achilles.
(b) Agamemnon.
(c) Hector.
(d) Helen.

3. What does Chesterton say is missing from the popular depiction of prehistory?
(a) Humor.
(b) The family unit.
(c) Mysticism.
(d) Practicality.

4. What does Chesterton attempt to prove by the universality of clothes?
(a) Virtue in cave men.
(b) How ill designed mankind is to survive like a beast.
(c) The concept of original sin.
(d) The need for decoration and artistic expression.

5. According to Chesterton, how does monotheism become polytheistic?
(a) Mankind fears the largeness of a single god and so creates others.
(b) Through the amalgamation of other pagan religions.
(c) Dissention about the details of the one God create different versions of what was originally just one.
(d) None of these.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Chesterton say is a danger when analyzing mythologies?

2. What aspect of the cave-man does Chesterton find greatly important?

3. What does Chesterton say is the main fault with comparing religions?

4. What two civilizations does Chesterton use for evidence against much of the belief in his time about cave men?

5. Which of the following does Chesterton note it is important to remember about the psychology of myths?

(see the answer key)

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