The World of Myth Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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. To whom does Leeming say the Egyptian god Isis corresponds in the Greek pantheon?
(a) Persephone.
(b) Demeter.
(c) Athena.
(d) Hera.

2. How does Leeming define gods?
(a) They are immortal beings who personify the transcendence of the laws of nature.
(b) They are projections of human dreams into enduring characters.
(c) They are metaphors for human experiences.
(d) They are manifestations of the collective unconscious.

3. Where does Leeming say the Greek name Zeus comes from?
(a) The Egyptian for thunder.
(b) The Sumerian for death.
(c) The Persian for power.
(d) The Sanskrit for light or day.

4. What does Leeming say the flood was for in Mayan culture?
(a) Destroying an experimental form of humankind.
(b) As a punishment for sins against the gods.
(c) As an attempt to avert a war against the gods.
(d) As a way to help cultivate the earth.

5. 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 fall from grace so quickly after being created by gods.
(d) Why humans see themselves as fundamentally flawed.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Leeming say the Indian creation myths were concerned with?

2. Who does Leeming say is the archetypal helper god in the Greco-Roman Pantheon?

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

4. What does Leeming say dominates all myths?

5. What does Leeming say the Supreme Being represents?

(see the answer key)

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