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 the hero does with the things the hero attains in heroic feats?
(a) Share them with the people.
(b) Found new nations.
(c) Redeem sinners.
(d) Renew culture from death.

2. How does Leeming say most people celebrate Jerusalem?
(a) As a physical location.
(b) As a metaphor.
(c) As a history.
(d) As an identity.

3. In what way does Leeming say that Jerusalem is an unusual city?
(a) It resisted conquest for thousands of years.
(b) It was conquered and reconquered frequently.
(c) It is at the center of the ancient world.
(d) It was a sacred place to Jews, Muslims, and Christians.

4. How does Leeming describe the sanctity of the garden, grove, and cave?
(a) As divine.
(b) As feminine.
(c) As political.
(d) As ancient.

5. Whose advice did the Trojans ignore when they decided to accept the Greeks' wooden horse?
(a) Priam's.
(b) Hector's.
(c) Laocoön's.
(d) Helen's.

6. What does Leeming say that Galahad found in the Chapel Perilous?
(a) The Holy Grail.
(b) Sir Lancelot and Guinevere.
(c) A giant.
(d) King Arthur.

7. What does Leeming say is similar between the myths of Hiawatha and the Buddha?
(a) Both involve flowers.
(b) Both can be related to self-denial.
(c) Both are related to divine knowledge.
(d) Both conclude with an apotheosis.

8. Where does Leeming say heroes typically find their foes?
(a) In their families.
(b) In their wives.
(c) In the underworld.
(d) In the mountains.

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

10. What sign does Leeming say started Moses' myth?
(a) He saw God's backside.
(b) He heard an angel.
(c) The ten commandments.
(d) The burning bush.

11. What does Leeming say the hero attains in heroic feats?
(a) New crafts and techniques.
(b) Wealth and status.
(c) New powers and knowledge.
(d) Wisdom.

12. When was the story of Gilgamesh likely composed?
(a) 900 CE.
(b) 1,000 BCE.
(c) 2000 BCE.
(d) 1,500 BCE.

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

14. Who attempted to convince the Trojans to accept the wooden horse?
(a) Hercules.
(b) Admetus.
(c) Agamemnon.
(d) Sinon.

15. What does Leeming say heroes like Karna and Buddha have because of their miraculous births?
(a) Wisdom.
(b) Adult qualities, even in their innocence.
(c) Pure hearts.
(d) Multiple languages.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Hiawatha's quest?

2. How old was Joan of Arc when she first heart supernatural voices?

3. Where does Leeming say the garden, grove, and cave derive their sanctity?

4. What forms does Leeming say the heroes' guides will take?

5. Who tempts Gilgamesh in the myth?

(see the answer keys)

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