The World of Myth Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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

2. How does Leeming say the Greek pantheon differs from other pantheons?
(a) The Greek gods were not always more powerful than humans.
(b) The Greek gods had a great number of human attributes.
(c) The Greek gods were imposed on cultures Greeks influenced.
(d) The Greek gods retained their local origins and cults.

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

4. What does Leeming say the gods function as in myth?
(a) Self-portraits.
(b) Ciphers.
(c) Mirrors.
(d) Masks and metaphors.

5. Whom does Leeming say parallels the serpent in the Christian garden in the Norse pantheon?
(a) Hel.
(b) Odin.
(c) Loki.
(d) Thor.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Leeming say suggests a desire to escape from earthly existence?

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

3. During whose reign was the first creation myth recorded, according to Leeming?

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

5. What does Leeming say had to happen before the Olympian gods could reign in the Greek pantheon?

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