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. Campbell and Moyers identify the development of the cult of the individual as being important at the _____________________________________.

2. What influence does Campbell indicate leads to the reemergence of the female figure in the Christian religion?

3. What is lacking in relation to the figures unearthed in Europe dating back to the Neolithic period?

4. What region has symbols of the bull and boar representing male power?

5. What is the earth considered throughout myths of the farming era?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What does Campbell indicate is easy to understand in relation to farming societies?

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

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

6. What are liturgies?

7. In relation to the Neolithic figures that have been unearthed, what issue does Campbell not address?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Do you agree with Campbell's assertion that man's view of God depends on the encompassing culture? Why or Why not? How do missionaries play into this idea?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Describe the role of shaman in society. How is this different from that of a priest or other religious figure? How is it the same?

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