Chapter I, Myth and the Modern World
1. Which of the following best describes the main idea of this text?
(a) Ideas about changing ancient myths
(b) History of the human race
(c) Universality and evolution of myths through history
(d) Doctoral thesis
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) Rituals only
(b) Oral traditions only
(c) Rituals and oral traditions
(d) They were often lost and not handed down
4. What can be said to reappear over and over throughout various mythologies?
5. Which of the following is a true statement about recurring themes in mythology?
(a) They allow for cultural norms to be explored by generations living them.
(b) They provide truths only about specific cultures and societies.
(c) They represent the norms of specific generations.
(d) They portray universal and eternal truths about mankind.
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