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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 God's role in death
(b) The condition of mankind's understanding of death
(c) The condition of birth and death being the cycle of life
(d) The condition of life after death

2. What does Campbell state about sacred places?
(a) There are only a few still in existence.
(b) The current society does not value them.
(c) They do not exist.
(d) People visit them enough.

3. Of which general religion is Campbell?
(a) Buddhist
(b) Jewish
(c) Muslim
(d) Christian

4. What does Black Elk see in his vision?
(a) The birth of a great Sioux leader
(b) The annihilation of the buffalo
(c) Tragic fate for his people
(d) Peace between the Sioux and the white man

5. Which of the following is an intrinsic part of society's culture?
(a) Rules
(b) Punishment
(c) Religion
(d) Laws

Short Answer Questions

1. Who were the first storytellers?

2. Which of the following is the best definition for the term "sanctify" as used in the following sentence: "They sanctify their own local landscape."

3. Which of the following could be considered a vestige of an earlier Hunter-Gatherer myth?

4. What can be said to reappear over and over throughout various mythologies?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What are some universal themes in myths that occur in all societies and all epochs?

2. How did primitive societies associate gods?

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

4. What do hunting rituals have in common?

5. What previously published books influenced this text?

6. What are the three universal common legends?

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

8. What do the Navaho hogans include?

9. What happens to myths over time?

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

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