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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. How does Campbell describe the slaughter of the buffalo herds by the white man in the nineteenth century?
(a) Sacrilege
(b) A lie
(c) Profane
(d) Unheard of

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

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

4. Which of the following is the best synonym for motif as used in the following sentence: "The motifs of creation and death occurred in both Catholic and American Indian myths."
(a) Design
(b) Pattern
(c) Theme
(d) Logo

5. What types of media did the first storytellers use to create art?
(a) Rock
(b) Hair
(c) Wood
(d) Tools

Short Answer Questions

1. Meditation of the yogis in the Himalayas leads each individual to _______________________.

2. What part of myths are an unchanging part of mankind's experience?

3. What is the best definition of a myth?

4. How is the snake (from the creation story) regarded in India?

5. Which of the following is the best synonym for the term contradictory?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the hero in a myth become a hero?

2. What is the Christian tradition the only one to portray?

3. What are the three universal common legends?

4. What happens with the coming of the planting cycle?

5. In relation to the Neolithic figures that have been unearthed, what issue does Campbell not address?

6. How does Campbell describe sexual desire?

7. What do the accounts of legends highlight from early times?

8. How does Campbell describe his upbringing?

9. What does the title of Chapter 5, The Hero's Adventure, indicate to the reader?

10. What happens to myths over time?

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