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

2. When do dreams become a part of society's myths?
(a) When people share the dreams and metaphors from the dreams
(b) When dreams are interpreted by psychologists
(c) When there are specific actions or symbols in the dreams
(d) When they act out a known society's myth

3. What kind of powers did plains dwellers attribute to animals and plants?
(a) Spiritual powers
(b) Healing powers
(c) Personified powers
(d) Supernatural powers

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. To what does Campbell compare a cathedral?

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

3. In what time period were the Sumerian seals documented?

4. Which of the following is an intrinsic part of society's culture?

5. Where can the myths and legends of the hunters and gatherers be found?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do Campbell and Moyers identify the Holy Land as?

2. What do hunting rituals have in common?

3. What do the Navaho hogans include?

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

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

6. What is Campbell's and Moyers' stance on the subject of ritual of marriage?

7. How does Campbell define the function of mythology?

8. Why are contemporary rituals carried out?

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

10. What are the rituals concerned with after the society has shifted from hunters to farmers?

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