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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do Campbell and Moyers claim has led to a lack of awareness of mythological foundations of western society's heritage?

2. Which of the following is not one of the more sophisticated concepts of God?

3. What is the end of the inward journey?

4. What types of media did the first storytellers use to create art?

5. When did Mexico City have great temples and considered a sacred city?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What did the Roman Catholic Church do which is an example of ritual evolution?

3. What do the Navaho hogans include?

4. How does Campbell describe sexual desire?

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

6. On what is "The Power of Myth" based?

7. What do all mythologies have in common?

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

9. From where does the name of the Ganges River come?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Describe how Campbell utilizes his own personal experience throughout the novel as a positive example of the myths he relates. Do you believe this is a good strategy for this type of text? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay describing how myths and legends are necessary in modern society. Are they taught enough? In what ways are they currently used in schools?

Essay Topic 3

Can myths adapt? Why or why not? In what ways is it necessary for them to adapt?

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