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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. What can be said to reappear over and over throughout various mythologies?
(a) Characters
(b) Language
(c) Themes
(d) Rituals

2. All mythologies indicate that the idea of God is unknowable and is the what?
(a) Ultimate explanation
(b) Beyond nature
(c) Ultimate goal
(d) Ultimate mystery

3. Which of the following could be considered a vestige of an earlier Hunter-Gatherer myth?
(a) The Motif of a male inseminating mother earth
(b) The origin of maize from the Algonquin Indians
(c) The Lamb of God who washes away the sins of the world
(d) The Polynesian legend of the origin of the coconut tree

4. What is the focus of Chapter 2?
(a) Marriage
(b) Origin of myths and mythic images
(c) Interaction of individuals
(d) Birth's role in mythology

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which specific cathedral does Campbell indicate he has visited numerous times?

2. Which of the following plays a role in the evolution of a specific mythology?

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

4. What underlying assumption does Campbell make about human development?

5. With what do the invaders replace the temple to the Sun?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the three universal common legends?

2. What do places of worship include which are similar across various religions?

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 happens with the coming of the planting cycle?

7. How does Campbell define the function of mythology?

8. What conclusion do Campbell and Moyers reach about current American society?

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

10. What is Chapter 2 mainly about?

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