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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. What does Leeming say the Indian creation myths were concerned with?
(a) The insufficiency of the human mind to comprehending creation.
(b) The ability of the human will to make moral decisions.
(c) The emergence of the mind from nothingness.
(d) The variety of forms the creator made.
2. To what does Leeming say the oldest myth refers?
(a) Oceans where life first developed.
(b) Plains where men sow seeds that unite earth and water.
(c) Primeval gathering places or mounds that become fused with the sun.
(d) Caves where men are reunited with the earth.
3. What does Leeming say about the birth of God?
(a) Leeming says that gods can only be born of virgins.
(b) Leeming says that there is only one God, and he was born of the Virgin Mary.
(c) Leeming says that gods are born from almost everything in existence.
(d) Leeming says that in almost every myth, God is born of a holy Mother.
4. What does Leeming say had to happen before the Olympian gods could reign in the Greek pantheon?
(a) The Olympian gods had to create humans.
(b) The flood.
(c) Two dynasties of gods had to be overthrown.
(d) Humans had to offer their worship.
5. How does Leeming define cosmology?
(a) The study of the structure of the universe.
(b) The study of beauty aids.
(c) The scientific study of the universal order.
(d) The study of the history of the heavens.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where is the first recorded creation myth from?
2. How does Leeming describe the trickster gods?
3. What does Leeming say Horus represents, in the Egyptian pantheon?
4. What does Leeming say ancient cultures realized through cosmogonies?
5. What do the various versions of the Egyptian creation myth Leeming cites revolve around?
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