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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. Campbell and Moyers identify the development of the cult of the individual as being important at the _____________________________________.
(a) evolution of modern western culture
(b) ending of the idea of celibacy
(c) beginning of the idea of love
(d) beginning of arranged marriage

2. Rather than a means to an end, Campbell said that religion's role is more likely this?
(a) Surprise
(b) Obstruction
(c) Organization
(d) Defense

3. The philosophy of love is grafted onto the underlying saga of whose resistance to the Anglo Saxon invasion of Britian?
(a) Troubadours
(b) Celtic
(c) Albigensian
(d) Arthurian

4. All of the great religions advocate what in some form with the deity?
(a) Acceptance
(b) Naming
(c) Identification
(d) Union

5. Which of the following themes best describes the beginning of Chapter 8?
(a) Autobiographical
(b) Historical
(c) Biographical
(d) Fictional

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following best describes how the person on the journey returns?

2. Which of the following describes how the Hebrew tradition referred to the Canaanite Goddess?

3. Who crushed the Albigensians?

4. What image is depicted of the Goddess Nut from Egypt?

5. What does Moses bring back from the summit of the mountain?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Campbell describe in Chapter 6?

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

4. What is the mandala in the Buddhist tradition?

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

6. When and with whom did the concept of romantic love originate?

7. What is the Albigensian movement?

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

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

10. Instead of the Crucifixion, what does the Oriental tradition describe in relation to Bodhisattva?

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