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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. What does Leeming say the sword represents in the King Arthur and Theseus myths?
(a) A phallus.
(b) Political power.
(c) A hand.
2. What does Leeming say the stone represents in the King Arthur and Theseus myths?
(a) A womb.
(d) The populace.
3. What does Leeming say the rocks in the stories of Jesus, Arthur, Mithras, and Isaac represent?
(a) The immanence of transcendence.
(b) The permanence of fate.
(c) A bridge between death and resurrection.
(d) A link to the Great Mother.
4. When were creation myths repeated in the culture that created the oldest myth Leeming cites?
(a) During coronations and funerals.
(b) During rites of passage.
(c) During wars.
(d) During weddings and births.
5. What does Leeming say the Egyptian pantheon is centered on?
(a) The possibility of self-fulfillment.
(c) Death and resurrection.
(d) The balance between free will and fate.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Leeming say the Hebrew creation myth was concerned with?
2. What does Leeming say European cathedrals are thought to represent?
3. Which is not an example of a sacred mountain in Leeming's account?
4. What does Leeming say cosmogonies represent?
5. What does Leeming mean by the term 'monomyth'?
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