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. How does Leeming describe the trickster gods?
(a) As half-goat.
(b) As gods of craft as well.
(c) As male and promiscuous.
(d) As young and unmarried.

2. From what language does the term "Cosmogony" derive?
(a) Gaelic.
(b) Greek.
(c) Urdu.
(d) Egyptian.

3. For what does Leeming say the struggle among gods in the Egyptian pantheon is a metaphor?
(a) Historical political and religious conflicts in 4,000 BCE.
(b) The expansion of trade in the Mediterranean.
(c) The invasion of Ethiopians in 2,200 BCE.
(d) The human struggle against evil.

4. How does Leeming say the Chinese describe the flood?
(a) As a punishment for sins against the gods.
(b) As an attempt to avert a war against the gods.
(c) As a way to help cultivate the earth.
(d) As a way to purge a preliminary form of humanity.

5. What does Leeming say the Supreme Being represents?
(a) The possibility of redemption.
(b) The embodiment of kingship.
(c) The beginning and end of time.
(d) The laws of creation.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where is the Norse pantheon first described in writing?

2. What does Leeming say the gods function as in myth?

3. Who does Leeming say is the archetypal helper god in the Meso-American pantheon?

4. What problem or question does Leeming say cultures were addressing in cosmogonies?

5. What is the end goal of human development in Hopi myth, in Leeming's account?

(see the answer key)

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