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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. Under what condition is death discussed by Campbell?
(a) The condition of birth and death being the cycle of life
(b) The condition of life after death
(c) The condition of God's role in death
(d) The condition of mankind's understanding of death

2. On what topic does Campbell open the discussion in Chapter 3?
(a) Human development
(b) Birth
(c) Religion
(d) Hunters-gatherers

3. What conclusion do Campbell and Moyers reach about mythology in current society?
(a) There is too much effective ritual and mythology.
(b) There is just the right amount of effective ritual and mythology.
(c) There is a lack of effective ritual and mythology.
(d) There are no rituals and mythology.

4. What caused the concept of God to become more of a world savior by the Jews?
(a) Hebrews becoming a major force in the East Mediterranean region
(b) The Crusades
(c) Hebrews fighting with the Romans
(d) Roman conquering of many different lands

5. Campbell indicates the Bible describes the evolution of _______________.
(a) How God has changed over time
(b) The story of the life of Jesus
(c) the historical account of events
(d) The Judeo-Christian concept of God

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following cities is an example of the importance of architecture as an expression of spiritual tenets?

2. All mythologies indicate that the idea of God is unknowable and is the what?

3. In medieval times, what does Campbell indicate the clergy did to ordinary people?

4. Campbell indicates that it is possible for contradictory versions of a myth can exist in the _______ culture.

5. How many creation myths does Campbell share from the Bible?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Campbell describe his upbringing?

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

3. How does Campbell define the function of mythology?

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

5. What happens when different cultures expand their spheres of influence and come into contact with each other?

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

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

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

9. What does the architecture of a city express?

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

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