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. Which topic does not fall under cosmology?
(a) The Great Flood.
(b) The meaning of life.
(c) Revelation.
(d) Creation

2. In Leeming's account, how did the Hopi create their creation myth?
(a) Through art.
(b) Through initiating their children.
(c) Through spreading their culture.
(d) Through song.

3. What does Leeming say cosmogonies represent?
(a) Historical realities.
(b) Future predictions.
(c) Cultural truths.
(d) Scientific truths.

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

5. When does Leeming say the older Genesis text was likely composed?
(a) 110 CE.
(b) 800 BCE.
(c) 950 BCE.
(d) 500 BCE.

Short Answer Questions

1. What reconciliation does Leeming say the Greeks' creation myths described?

2. From what language does the term "Cosmogony" derive?

3. What does Leeming say the Hebrew creation myth was concerned with?

4. What does Leeming say the flood represents as a metaphor?

5. What do the various versions of the Egyptian creation myth Leeming cites revolve around?

(see the answer key)

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