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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. From what does Campbell indicate society must protect itself?
(a) Unconditional love
(b) Romantice love
(c) Chaos of excessive indulgence
(d) Emotional trauma of not finding true love

2. In which culture does the deity include both male and female entities?
(a) Indian
(b) Upanishad
(c) West
(d) Oriental

3. To what does Campbell attempt to equate the beginning of the Reformation?
(a) Search for the holy grail
(b) Troubadours
(c) Romantic love
(d) Martin Luther

4. What is the dominant theme of the Mediterranean region's religious history?
(a) Goddess
(b) Gods
(c) Equality
(d) Fertility ritual figures

5. Who wrote "The Myth of the Birth of the Hero?"
(a) Otto Rank
(b) Campbell
(c) Tibetan Buddhist monks
(d) Dalai Lama

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following was not a major river which played an important part in the development of societies and cultures?

2. How do the troubadours describe love?

3. Which of the following rivers are considered in the Near East?

4. To what figure from Germanic and Celtic myths did Campbell expose his students?

5. Campbell indicates the troubadours and their ideas about love were associated with which movement?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do the myths of the Iroquois beautiful maid and her many suitors, as well as the English tale of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight tell?

2. How does Campbell describe the acceptance of the concept of romantic love by contemporary western society?

3. What image does Campbell evoke to illustrate what he is trying to convey when he discusses the concept of eternity?

4. What is the basis for measuring and recording time?

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

6. How does Campbell describe sexual desire?

7. Why could it be said that the suppression of the goddess myths was not complete in the Christian tradition?

8. Who described an expression of metaphysical idea that life is part of one great dream of a single dreamer?

9. What is the Albigensian movement?

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

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