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. Who does Leeming say is the main god in the Norse pantheon?
(a) Loki.
(b) Thor.
(c) Yggdrasil.
(d) Orin.

2. What does Leeming say about the birth of God?
(a) Leeming says that in almost every myth, God is born of a holy Mother.
(b) Leeming says that gods are born from almost everything in existence.
(c) Leeming says that gods can only be born of virgins.
(d) Leeming says that there is only one God, and he was born of the Virgin Mary.

3. What do the various versions of the Egyptian creation myth Leeming cites revolve around?
(a) The competing theories for creation.
(b) The different names for the god.
(c) The different justifications for divine kings' rule.
(d) The different explanations for consciousness.

4. Why mystery does Leeming address with regard to human creation?
(a) Why humans created gods to justify their discontent.
(b) Why humans have to go through rituals to regain grace.
(c) Why humans see themselves as fundamentally flawed.
(d) Why humans fall from grace so quickly after being created by gods.

5. What does Leeming say myths describe with regard to individuals relating to the Supreme Being?
(a) Myths describe the irreconcilable split that divides humans from the Supreme Being.
(b) Myths describe the innate unity of each individual with the Supreme Being.
(c) Myths describe the state of formless perfection alongside the Supreme Being.
(d) Myths describe the rules that govern redemption and grace for humans.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is a teleological reason for myth?

2. What does Leeming say Isis is the goddess of?

3. What element does Leeming say the Water Jar Boy myth contains?

4. How does Leeming describe the Boshongo culture?

5. What psychological experience does Leeming say is central to cosmogonies?

(see the answer key)

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