Short Essay Questions
The 60 short essay questions listed in this section require a one to two sentence answer. They ask students to demonstrate a deeper understanding of the text. Students must describe what they've read, rather than just recall it.
Short Essay Question - Part I: Chapters 1-5
1. How does Leeming define the cosmic myth?
2. What stories or topics does Leeming include in the category of cosmic myths?
3. How does Leeming define a "cosmogony" and what kinds of stories are contained in cosmogonies?
4. Why does Leeming say that cosmogonies are predominantly feminine?
5. What psychological metaphor does Leeming see at the heart of creation myths?
6. How does Leeming address the fall from grace or perfection in creation myths?
7. Describe the...
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