The Power of Myth Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Under what condition is death discussed by Campbell?

2. All mythologies indicate that the idea of God is unknowable and is the what?

3. In which of the following rituals is land orientation important to the Sioux?

4. Which of the following is not part of the notion of appeasement for taking the life of a wild creature according to Campbell?

5. To what does Campbell compare a cathedral?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens with the coming of the planting cycle?

2. In what way are the Assyrian temples similar to the Christian church?

3. What do Neanderthal graves often include?

4. What do hunting rituals have in common?

5. What do Campbell and Moyers identify the Holy Land as?

6. What is the Christian tradition the only one to portray?

7. What conclusion do Campbell and Moyers reach about current American society?

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

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

10. What do all mythologies have in common?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Why do you believe the circle is such a powerful system in all religions? What part does it play in your own religion? Use specific examples.

Essay Topic 2

Why do you believe the oral tradition for passing down myths and legends was replaced with the written tradition? Which do you think is the better method? Why?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the form of the hero quest. Does it have to include both spiritual and physical deeds? Is it the same in every mythology?

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