Short Essay Questions
The 60 short essay questions listed in this section require a one to two sentence answer. They ask students to demonstrate a deeper understanding of the text. Students must describe what they've read, rather than just recall it.
Short Essay Question - Chapter I, Myth and the Modern World
1. On what is "The Power of Myth" based?
2. What previously published books influenced this text?
3. How does Campbell define the function of mythology?
4. What happens when different cultures expand their spheres of influence and come into contact with each other?
5. How does Campbell describe his upbringing?
6. Why are contemporary rituals carried out?
7. What conclusion do Campbell and Moyers reach about current American society?
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