The Power of Myth Test | Final 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. The person who leaves the existing world is embarking on a _____________.

2. Which of the following went into solitude and emerged to sit beneath a bo tree?

3. What is the name of Campbell's previously published book?

4. What types of figures which dated back to the Neolithic period were found in Europe?

5. Which term best describes the manner in which Campbell and Moyers deal with the knowledge of God and eternity?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the mandala in the Buddhist tradition?

2. The legends of heroes also can describe what besides religions?

3. What does Campbell describe in Chapter 6?

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

5. What is the basis for measuring and recording time?

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

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

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

9. Where does the author indicate variations in generalized hero legends can be found?

10. Who described an expression of metaphysical idea that life is part of one great dream of a single dreamer?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

Describe ways in which techniques and practices are used to communicate with God. Are these techniques universal? Why might they differ? Why might some be the same?

Essay Topic 3

How does the concept of romantic love persist this day in Western culture? Does it persist in the same manner as the troubadours suggested? Why or why not?

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