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

2. What does Jesus do when he returns from the desert?

3. What does Campbell say that the fate of evildoers teaches society?

4. What does Campbell indicate will emerge to replace the old traditional mythologies?

5. To whose epiphany writings does Campbell compare his own athletic experience?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What image does Campbell evoke to illustrate what he is trying to convey when he discusses the concept of eternity?

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

5. What placed the Goddess as a counterpart to the male God who judges and punishes mankind?

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

7. What do the myths of the Iroquois beautiful maid and her many suitors, as well as the English tale of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight tell?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

Do you believe there are new myths in our current society? If yes, describe them in detail. If not, why do you think this is the case?

Essay Topic 3

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

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