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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What underlying assumption does Campbell make about human development?
(a) It changes with each generation.
(b) It is constantly changing.
(c) It has changed since the beginning of time.
(d) It has not changed since the evolution of Homo Sapiens.

2. To what does Campbell compare the caves with cave drawings?
(a) Famous paintings by the great artists
(b) Primitive oral stories
(c) Historical records
(d) Cathedrals

3. What conclusion do Campbell and Moyers reach about mythology in current society?
(a) There is just the right amount of effective ritual and mythology.
(b) There is a lack of effective ritual and mythology.
(c) There is too much effective ritual and mythology.
(d) There are no rituals and mythology.

4. What is the end of the inward journey?
(a) God is in each of us.
(b) To find God in the subconscious is part of all religions.
(c) God can look inside of us to see our ideals.
(d) God is not inside us, but rather an outsider.

5. From where did the clergy during medieval times indicate their authority was derived?
(a) Their own meditations and personal contact with God
(b) Inescapable supernatural laws that rule over the natural world
(c) God
(d) Sins of mankind

6. What part of myths are an unchanging part of mankind's experience?
(a) Myths about burial rituals
(b) Myths about birth
(c) Myths about death and dying
(d) Myths about human development

7. How does Chapter 3 differ from the other chapters in this text?
(a) There is little mention of mythology.
(b) There is little mention of eastern religions.
(c) There are little references to Campbell's own personal experiences.
(d) There are no references to Moyers.

8. What do Campbell and Moyers indicate has lost its force and become a mere remnant of the original in regard to marriage?
(a) Social marriages
(b) Polygamy
(c) Ritual marriage
(d) Monogamous marriage

9. Which of the following is an intrinsic part of society's culture?
(a) Rules
(b) Religion
(c) Punishment
(d) Laws

10. What is the architecture of a city an expression of in a society?
(a) Sacred places
(b) Universal sanctification
(c) Spiritual tenets
(d) Spiritual powers

11. Campbell say that dreams are a manifestation of ____________________.
(a) subconscious mythic images
(b) subconscious desires
(c) mythic images seen throughout society
(d) unwanted desires which cannot be suppressed

12. In the Buddhist and Upanishad traditions, God assumes what gender?
(a) Neither female or male, but is both
(b) Female
(c) Male
(d) None

13. What does Campbell say that architecture forms in Western Society?
(a) Surprising use of places of worship in a society
(b) Tangible records of history and transformation
(c) Architecture's importance to religion
(d) Symbols of representing spiritual principles

14. Which of the following is the best synonym for the term contradictory?
(a) Opposing
(b) Regular
(c) Similar
(d) Consistent

15. What do the Navaho include in their sand paintings?
(a) Mythologized animals figures
(b) Hogans
(c) White men
(d) Pipes

Short Answer Questions

1. In which of the following rituals is land orientation important to the Sioux?

2. Who were the first storytellers?

3. In the Pawnee legend, how does Tirawa tell man he will show himself?

4. How many universal themes does Campbell identify?

5. What are two principal contributors to the preservation and evolution of myths?

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