The World of Myth Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

David Adams Leeming
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part III: Chapters 1-4.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Leeming say heroes like Karna and Buddha have because of their miraculous births?
(a) Wisdom.
(b) Adult qualities, even in their innocence.
(c) Multiple languages.
(d) Pure hearts.

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

3. How does Leeming say the Zeus and Hera represented humanity in Greek culture?
(a) In an idealized portrait of man and wife.
(b) In a realistic yet skeptical portrait.
(c) In an essentializing portrait.
(d) In a caricature of male and female spirits.

4. To what does Leeming say the oldest myth refers?
(a) Caves where men are reunited with the earth.
(b) Oceans where life first developed.
(c) Primeval gathering places or mounds that become fused with the sun.
(d) Plains where men sow seeds that unite earth and water.

5. What do the various versions of the Egyptian creation myth Leeming cites revolve around?
(a) The different justifications for divine kings' rule.
(b) The different explanations for consciousness.
(c) The different names for the god.
(d) The competing theories for creation.

Short Answer Questions

1. To whom does Leeming say the Egyptian god Isis corresponds in the Greek pantheon?

2. How does Leeming describe Hopi culture?

3. Who does Leeming say is the main god in the Norse pantheon?

4. What is eschatology?

5. What is an ontological reason for myth?

(see the answer key)

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