The Power of Myth Test | Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What color was the knight that was linked in a myth with SIr Gawain?

2. Which type of societies and cultures identified with the Goddess?

3. When, approximately, did the suppression of the Goddess religions come about?

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

5. To what country's myth does Campbell compare the clown figure?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Why does it seem natural that the Goddess religions were very close to the fertile river areas? What areas of the world would this type of belief continue? Does Campbell's reasoning seem sound? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Why do you think myths adapt and change from society? Do you think that continues in modern time? Is it possible to have a consistent myth across societies? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

In what ways do myths help members of a society cope with situations and life events? Do you believe that myths or legends in our society have helped you? In what way?

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