The World of Myth Quiz | Eight Week Quiz F

David Adams Leeming
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part IV: Chapters 1-8.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where does Leeming say Jerusalem represents?
(a) The Kingdom of God.
(b) The navel of the universe.
(c) The origin of the world.
(d) The City on the Hill.

2. What does Leeming say the Hebrew creation myth was concerned with?
(a) The role of humanity in the universe.
(b) The possibility of justice in dealings with people.
(c) The morality of human beings.
(d) The indifference of the creator to his creation.

3. What is cosmogony?
(a) Myth of creation.
(b) Myth of beautification.
(c) Myth of the end of time.
(d) Myth of the beginning of humanity.

4. How does Leeming describe Antigone's quest?
(a) As an attempt to express her human nature.
(b) As a fight against patriarchal culture.
(c) As an attempt to repent parental sins.
(d) As a fulfillment of prophecy.

5. What problem or question does Leeming say cultures were addressing in cosmogonies?
(a) The question of how life forms evolved and differentiated.
(b) The question of birth from nothing.
(c) The question of why men are stronger than women are.
(d) The question of how man rose to the summit of power over nature.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Leeming say the Greek pantheon differs from other pantheons?

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

3. What time of year does the time when heroes are born correspond to?

4. What does Leeming say the stone represents in the King Arthur and Theseus myths?

5. What does Leeming say the Roman pantheon is rife with?

(see the answer key)

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