The World of Myth Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

David Adams Leeming
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part II: Chapters 1-3.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Leeming say about cosmogonies?
(a) That they are typically female.
(b) That they are typically allegorical.
(c) That they are typically linear narratives.
(d) That they are typically moral.

2. How many gods and goddesses comprised the Greek pantheon?
(a) 12.
(b) 7.
(c) 3.
(d) 9.

3. What does Leeming say is important about dying gods?
(a) Dying gods protect humans from their feelings about death.
(b) Dying gods let cultures experience death and resurrection.
(c) Dying gods give men reasons to go to war.
(d) Dying gods explain the seasons.

4. What does Leeming say Horus represents, in the Egyptian pantheon?
(a) The spiritual force governing the Pharaoh.
(b) The rage of war.
(c) The rebirth of the earth after winter.
(d) The playful nature of fate.

5. 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 explanations for consciousness.
(d) The different justifications for divine kings' rule.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Leeming say cosmogonies represent?

2. When were creation myths repeated in the culture that created the oldest myth Leeming cites?

3. Who does Leeming say is the main god in the Norse pantheon?

4. What does Leeming say the Supreme Being represents?

5. What is cosmogony?

(see the answer key)

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