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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 image is depicted of the Goddess Nut from Egypt?
(a) Swallowing the sun
(b) Giving birth to the moon
(c) Giving birth to the savior
(d) Swallowing the moon

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

3. How is the sunrise depicted by the Goddess Nut in Egypt?
(a) Giving birth to it in the east
(b) Combining it with th emoon
(c) Taking it to the mother earth for renewal
(d) Swallowing it in the west

4. To what figure from Germanic and Celtic myths did Campbell expose his students?
(a) Clown figures
(b) Father figures
(c) Archetypical figures
(d) Mother figures

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Campbell indicate that mythologies evolved from after Hunter-Gatherer?

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

3. Who often arranged for traditional marriage?

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

5. What is lacking in relation to the figures unearthed in Europe dating back to the Neolithic period?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. In what major religious icons can common elements be found?

4. What is the theme of Chapter 7?

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

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

7. What does Campbell describe in Chapter 6?

8. What does the description of evildoers and their fate teach the members of a society?

9. How does Campbell describe sexual desire?

10. How does the hero in a myth become a hero?

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