The Power of Myth Multiple Choice Test Questions

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Chapter I, Myth and the Modern World

1. Which of the following best describes the main idea of this text?
(a) Universality and evolution of myths through history
(b) History of the human race
(c) Doctoral thesis
(d) Ideas about changing ancient myths

2. What is the best definition of a myth?
(a) Body of stories and legends
(b) Society's unspoken rules
(c) Cultural norms
(d) Written history of mankind

3. How were myths and legends handed down before the invention of writing?
(a) They were often lost and not handed down
(b) Oral traditions only
(c) Rituals only
(d) Rituals and oral traditions

4. What can be said to reappear over and over throughout various mythologies?
(a) Language
(b) Characters
(c) Rituals
(d) Themes

5. Which of the following is a true statement about recurring themes in mythology?
(a) They portray universal and eternal truths about mankind.
(b) They represent the norms of specific generations.
(c) They allow for cultural norms to be explored by generations living them.
(d) They provide truths only about specific cultures and societies.

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