The World of Myth Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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. Which narrative is not an aspect of cosmogony?
(a) Explanation of natural phenomena.
(b) The fall from the state of perfection or grace.
(c) The creation of humankind.
(d) How the universe was developed.

2. What does Leeming say Christ's cross and Odin and Attis' sacred trees represent?
(a) Dual nature of death.
(b) The physical nature of the world.
(c) The apotheosis of the hero.
(d) The bridge between death and eternity.

3. How did King Arthur assume the throne?
(a) He killed the usurper who had taken his father's life.
(b) He killed his father and married his mother.
(c) He worked as a woman for 12 years.
(d) He pulled the sword from the stone.

4. What does Leeming say is consistent from one set of myths to another?
(a) Universal human concerns.
(b) Transcendent truths.
(c) Heroes and heroines.
(d) Monsters and angels.

5. How does Leeming define the hero?
(a) The hero is the fixer who banishes monsters and overcomes obstacles.
(b) The hero is the person who performs feats beyond the ordinary world.
(c) The hero is an inventor who brings new knowledge.
(d) The hero is any exceptional person.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Leeming say the gods function as in myth?

2. How many gods and goddesses comprised the Greek pantheon?

3. What does Leeming say the Egyptian pantheon is centered on?

4. What does Leeming say about cosmogonies?

5. What does Leeming say places and objects are associated with in myth?

(see the answer key)

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