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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. Which of the following best describes the main idea of this text?
(a) History of the human race
(b) Doctoral thesis
(c) Ideas about changing ancient myths
(d) Universality and evolution of myths through history

2. Which of the following is not one of the universal themes identified by Campbell?
(a) Birth
(b) Identification of God
(c) Reincarnation
(d) Death

3. Which of the following is not part of the notion of appeasement for taking the life of a wild creature according to Campbell?
(a) Food
(b) Cooperation
(c) Continuation of the cycle
(d) Prey returning to life

4. 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) Inescapable supernatural laws that rule over the natural world
(d) God

5. 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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Campbell say that architecture forms in Western Society?

2. When did Mexico City have great temples and considered a sacred city?

3. When the Jews were in Babylon their God was ____________.

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

5. Grave burials which show weapons and possessions are an indication of a belief in ____________________.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is an integral part of the myths of creation?

3. What is Chapter 2 mainly about?

4. What is a shaman?

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

6. What does the architecture of a city express?

7. On what is "The Power of Myth" based?

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

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