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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In which of the following rituals is land orientation important to the Sioux?
(a) Pipe smoking ceremony
(b) Wedding ceremony
(c) Church building
(d) Planting

2. What does the birth of an individual become transformed into in myths and legends?
(a) Renewal and spiritual healing
(b) Life and death
(c) Birth of God
(d) Creation of mankind

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Campbell state about sacred places?

2. What is an important component in the development of mythology?

3. What types of media did the first storytellers use to create art?

4. How many signs of the zodiac are incorporated into Assyrian temples?

5. How were myths and legends handed down before the invention of writing?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens when individuals share their dreams with others?

2. How did primitive societies associate gods?

3. What is the underlying assumption regarding human development according to Campbell?

4. What does the architecture of a city express?

5. What previously published books influenced this text?

6. What did the Roman Catholic Church do which is an example of ritual evolution?

7. What is a shaman?

8. Why are contemporary rituals carried out?

9. How does Campbell describe his upbringing?

10. In Plato's Symposium, how is gender defined?

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