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

2. What part of myths are an unchanging part of mankind's experience?
(a) Myths about birth
(b) Myths about human development
(c) Myths about burial rituals
(d) Myths about death and dying

3. In what time period were the Sumerian seals documented?
(a) 4000 BC
(b) 3500 AD
(c) 3500 BC
(d) 2000 BC

4. When did Mexico City have great temples and considered a sacred city?
(a) Before the Spaniards invaded
(b) After the Spaniards invaded
(c) In the Neolithic period
(d) During the middle ages

5. Which of the following cultures is an example of a culture which sanctifies its own land?
(a) Navaho
(b) Christian
(c) Indian
(d) European

Short Answer Questions

1. In primitive societies, gods were often associated with ___________________.

2. In the Pawnee legend, how does Tirawa tell man he will show himself?

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

4. Campbell say that dreams are a manifestation of ____________________.

5. Which of the following is a true statement about recurring themes in mythology?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Campbell describe his upbringing?

2. What previously published books influenced this text?

3. What is Chapter 2 mainly about?

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

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

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

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

8. What happens to myths over time?

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

10. What do Neanderthal graves often include?

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