The World of Myth Test | Final Test - Easy

David Adams Leeming
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Leeming say urged the Buddha into action?
(a) The four signs.
(b) A war.
(c) The lotus flower.
(d) His parents.

2. What does Leeming say the chasm at Delphi gives access to?
(a) Pan's secrets.
(b) Mother Earth's womb.
(c) Loki's powers.
(d) The fates' prophecies.

3. What does Leeming say the stone represents in the King Arthur and Theseus myths?
(a) The populace.
(b) Matter.
(c) Fate.
(d) A womb.

4. What opposition does Leeming say King Arthur faced in assuming his quest?
(a) His knights were not worthy.
(b) His knights seduce his wife.
(c) Opponents believed he was not fit to reign.
(d) His subjects rebel.

5. Which is not an example of a sacred mountain in Leeming's account?
(a) Mount Everest.
(b) Mount Ararat.
(c) Mount Sinai.
(d) Mount Olympus.

6. What element does Leeming say the Water Jar Boy myth contains?
(a) The search for the father.
(b) Redemption by penance.
(c) Creation from nothing.
(d) Death by water.

7. Why does Leeming say the hero sometimes refuses the quest?
(a) Because they do not want to be heroes.
(b) Because they distrust their mission.
(c) Because of a sense of unworthiness.
(d) Because they are afraid.

8. What does Leeming say that mountain represents as a sacred place?
(a) The cosmic center.
(b) The permanent presence of the forebears.
(c) The end of history.
(d) The prophetic vision.

9. What does Leeming say the temple at Delphi represents?
(a) Prophetic arts.
(b) Feminine nature.
(c) Divine inspiration.
(d) Karmic revisitation of sins.

10. What does Leeming say Oedipus was on a quest for?
(a) Power.
(b) Identity.
(c) Wealth.
(d) Knowledge.

11. What does Leeming say the fall of a city represents in myth?
(a) Tragedy.
(b) Conquest.
(c) Politics.
(d) Progress.

12. From where does Leeming take the term "monomyth?"
(a) T. S. Eliot.
(b) Gertrude Stein.
(c) Ezra Pound.
(d) James Joyce.

13. What does Leeming say happened when the Greek soldiers came out of the wooden horse and captured Troy?
(a) The gigantomachy was avenged.
(b) Greek enemies everywhere lost hope.
(c) The cosmos was turned to chaos.
(d) A new age of the world was initiated.

14. What does Leeming say beckoned to King Arthur's knights?
(a) The Holy Grail.
(b) The burning bush.
(c) God's angel Gabriel.
(d) The maid of the lake.

15. What symbols in churches does Leeming say represent the Great Mother?
(a) Stained glass windows.
(b) Flying buttresses.
(c) Baptismal fonts.
(d) Pillars.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Leeming say Buddha was conceived?

2. How does Leeming say the Greeks thought of Delphi?

3. Where does Leeming say Jerusalem represents?

4. Who sent the serpents that devoured the character who warned the Trojans not to accept the Greeks' wooden horse?

5. Who tempts Gilgamesh in the myth?

(see the answer keys)

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