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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. How does Leeming define cosmic myth?
(a) Myths that define the order of the world.
(b) Myths that define the constellations.
(c) Myths that define the history of the earth.
(d) Myths that explain the location of different stars.
2. How does Leeming describe the Greek people's pantheon?
(a) As a divine family.
(b) As a set of gods cobbled together into a narrative.
(c) As a nationalization of local gods.
(d) As a system of checks and balances.
3. Which narrative is not an aspect of cosmogony?
(a) How the universe was developed.
(b) The creation of humankind.
(c) The fall from the state of perfection or grace.
(d) Explanation of natural phenomena.
4. To whom does Leeming credit the adaptation of the Greek pantheon the Roman religion?
(a) The Trojans.
(b) The Etruscans.
(c) The Syracusans.
(d) The Aolians.
5. What does Leeming say the Hebrew creation myth was concerned with?
(a) The possibility of justice in dealings with people.
(b) The role of humanity in the universe.
(c) The indifference of the creator to his creation.
(d) The morality of human beings.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Leeming say happened to the figure of the Great Mother over time?
2. Who was the oldest divine being in the Greek pantheon?
3. What is the end goal of human development in Hopi myth, in Leeming's account?
4. From what language does the term "Cosmogony" derive?
5. How does Leeming say the Chinese describe the flood?
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