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. What does Leeming say the Roman pantheon is rife with?
(a) Prophecy of Christ.
(b) Anxiety about the Greeks' supremacy.
(c) Legalistic language.
(d) Political metaphor.

2. Why does Leeming say cultures give human form to Supreme Beings?
(a) Because they do not understand anything beyond human limitations.
(b) Because humans tend to see their virtues as outlasting them.
(c) Because a Supreme Being protects them from the night.
(d) Because they cannot express the sublimity of existence without giving it a human face.

3. What does Leeming say ancient cultures realized through cosmogonies?
(a) That culture survives the deaths of its members.
(b) That death is ubiquitous in life.
(c) That the world's spirit pervades all forms.
(d) That the Great Mother makes all life possible.

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

5. What does Leeming say dominates all myths?
(a) The concept of creation from nothing.
(b) The concept of redemption.
(c) The concept of God and Goddess.
(d) The concept of justice in the universe.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Leeming say about the birth of God?

2. What does Leeming say cosmogonies represent?

3. How does Leeming say the Zeus and Hera represented humanity in Greek culture?

4. What does Leeming say the Supreme Being represents?

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

(see the answer key)

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