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. Why mystery does Leeming address with regard to human creation?
(a) Why humans see themselves as fundamentally flawed.
(b) Why humans created gods to justify their discontent.
(c) Why humans fall from grace so quickly after being created by gods.
(d) Why humans have to go through rituals to regain grace.

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

3. What does Leeming say the Egyptian pantheon is centered on?
(a) The possibility of self-fulfillment.
(b) The balance between free will and fate.
(c) Death and resurrection.
(d) Redemption.

4. How does Leeming describe the Greek people's pantheon?
(a) As a system of checks and balances.
(b) As a set of gods cobbled together into a narrative.
(c) As a nationalization of local gods.
(d) As a divine family.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Leeming say cultures give human form to Supreme Beings?

2. When does Leeming say the Greek pantheon was adapted to Roman religion?

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

4. What does Leeming say the Supreme Being represents?

5. What creation myth does Leeming say modern people favor?

(see the answer key)

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