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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the Eucharist believed to be in the Christian religion?
(a) Water to wine
(b) Body of Christ
(c) Religious food
(d) Blood of Christ

2. Whose myths fascinated Campbell as he was growing up?
(a) Chinese
(b) Aztec
(c) Japanese
(d) American Indians

3. What does Black Elk see in his vision?
(a) The annihilation of the buffalo
(b) Tragic fate for his people
(c) Peace between the Sioux and the white man
(d) The birth of a great Sioux leader

4. With what do the invaders replace the temple to the Sun?
(a) Temple to the Moon
(b) Statue of Christ
(c) Nothing, they left the temples intact
(d) Catholic Cathedral

5. In primitive societies, gods were often associated with ___________________.
(a) unexplained events
(b) life and death situations
(c) actual objects
(d) seasons

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

7. In medieval times, what does Campbell indicate the clergy did to ordinary people?
(a) Listened
(b) Controlled
(c) Surprised
(d) Preached

8. To what does Campbell compare a cathedral?
(a) Animal
(b) Womb
(c) Infant
(d) Soul

9. How have myths helped Campbell view his body?
(a) As an invisible plane
(b) As a vehicle of consciousness
(c) Understanding about life and death
(d) The reality of life and death

10. Grave burials which show weapons and possessions are an indication of a belief in ____________________.
(a) life after death
(b) hunter-gatherers
(c) burial rituals
(d) God

11. Western society studied the mythology of which of the following other cultures as part of its heritage?
(a) Greek
(b) Indian
(c) Roman
(d) Greek and Roman

12. What does Campbell call the cave paintings?
(a) Landscapes of the soul
(b) Spiritual Life
(c) Awakenings
(d) Cultural transitions

13. What does Campbell say that he finds is an ideal place for meditation?
(a) Cologne
(b) Milan
(c) Canterbury
(d) Chartres

14. Which of the following is another name for Mexico City?
(a) Torreon
(b) Toluca
(c) Tenochtitlan
(d) Guadalajara

15. 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 represent the norms of specific generations.
(c) They portray universal and eternal truths about mankind.
(d) They provide truths only about specific cultures and societies.

Short Answer Questions

1. How can a myth or ritual be preserved to the changing environment or social conditions of the culture?

2. On what topic does Campbell open the discussion in Chapter 3?

3. A myth embraces both of the following: ______________________.

4. What do the symbols used in Assyrian temples become in the New Testament?

5. What do Campbell and Moyers claim has led to a lack of awareness of mythological foundations of western society's heritage?

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