The World of Myth Quiz | One Week Quiz A

David Adams Leeming
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part III: Chapters 1-4.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Leeming say was the natural phenomenon at the heart of the Egyptian religion?
(a) The death of each generation.
(b) The birth of new children each generation.
(c) The flooding of the Nile.
(d) The expansion of the desert.

2. What was Hiawatha's quest?
(a) Fleeing her uncle.
(b) Freeing her parents.
(c) Finding a holy cup.
(d) Fending off monsters.

3. What does Leeming say was the primary difference between the Greek pantheon and the Roman pantheon?
(a) The Romans placed more value on the practical results of myths.
(b) The Romans became more philosophical and contemplative about myths.
(c) The Romans used the Greek pantheon to justify their wars.
(d) The Romans placed more value on the gods as personifications of abstractions.

4. What is an ontological reason for myth?
(a) To beautify existence.
(b) To understand existence.
(c) To compensate for the loss of instinct.
(d) To understand the goal of existence.

5. From where does Leeming take the term "monomyth?"
(a) Gertrude Stein.
(b) Ezra Pound.
(c) James Joyce.
(d) T. S. Eliot.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did the first creation story Leeming cites come from?

2. What does Leeming say the Indian creation myths were concerned with?

3. What is the end goal of human development in Hopi myth, in Leeming's account?

4. What does Leeming say gods are fighting for in the Egyptian pantheon?

5. When does Leeming say the Greek pantheon was adapted to Roman religion?

(see the answer key)

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