The World of Myth Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When were the Coffin Texts made?
(a) 2134-1660 BCE.
(b) 2134 BCE.
(c) 3000-2134 BCE.
(d) 2134-1200 BCE.

2. How does Leeming describe Hopi culture?
(a) As communal.
(b) As matrilineal.
(c) As warlike.
(d) As patriarchal.

3. What does Leeming say ancient cultures realized through cosmogonies?
(a) That the Great Mother makes all life possible.
(b) That death is ubiquitous in life.
(c) That the world's spirit pervades all forms.
(d) That culture survives the deaths of its members.

4. How does Leeming define cosmology?
(a) The study of the history of the heavens.
(b) The scientific study of the universal order.
(c) The study of the structure of the universe.
(d) The study of beauty aids.

5. How does Leeming describe the Boshongo culture?
(a) As matriarchal.
(b) As communal.
(c) As warlike.
(d) As patrilineal.

Short Answer Questions

1. When were the hieroglyphs made that contain the oldest myth Leeming cites?

2. What does Leeming say about the birth of God?

3. Why mystery does Leeming address with regard to human creation?

4. What is eschatology?

5. When was the Book of the Dead made?

(see the answer key)

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