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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. Who does Moses meet on the summit of a mountain?
(a) Buddha
(b) Yahweh
(c) God
(d) Jesus

2. Who often arranged for traditional marriage?
(a) Family
(b) Church
(c) Participants
(d) Husband to be

3. What type of teacher was Campbell that he recounts in Chapter 8?
(a) Psychology
(b) Comparative mythology
(c) Philosophy
(d) Sociology

4. Which legend of knights is used to affirm the idea of romantic love?
(a) Tristan and Isolde
(b) King Arthur
(c) Paolo and Fransesca
(d) Holy Grail

5. What two symbols are combined in a powerful union through the Goddess Nut?
(a) Mother earth and the goddess
(b) Heavenly body and mother earth
(c) Sunrise and sunset
(d) Moon and sun

Short Answer Questions

1. To what country's myth does Campbell compare the clown figure?

2. To whose epiphany writings does Campbell compare his own athletic experience?

3. The philosophy of love is grafted onto the underlying saga of whose resistance to the Anglo Saxon invasion of Britian?

4. Which of the following can be said that occurs in the stories of Jesus Christ, Buddha and Moses?

5. What is the dominant theme of the Mediterranean region's religious history?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Campbell describe in Chapter 6?

2. What two things does Campbell indicate will help to decide whether or not the western ideas of matrimony permeate the cultures of India or China?

3. What does the title of Chapter 5, The Hero's Adventure, indicate to the reader?

4. What is a universal desire, according to Campbell?

5. Where does the author indicate variations in generalized hero legends can be found?

6. What placed the Goddess as a counterpart to the male God who judges and punishes mankind?

7. What does Campbell indicate is easy to understand in relation to farming societies?

8. By the middle ages, to what were the preponderance of Cathedrals dedicated?

9. What is the theme of Chapter 7?

10. In relation to the Neolithic figures that have been unearthed, what issue does Campbell not address?

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