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. Whose legend does Campbell recall which is in a similar vein to Sir Gawain's legend?

2. Which of the following is immortal and voluntarily participates in the sorrows of the world?

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

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

5. What image is depicted of the Goddess Nut from Egypt?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What does the title of Chapter 5, The Hero's Adventure, indicate to the reader?

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

5. What is a universal desire, according to Campbell?

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

7. What does Campbell describe in Chapter 6?

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

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

10. How does the hero in a myth become a hero?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

Do you feel our current society needs new myths? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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