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 temple at Delphi represents?
(a) Divine inspiration.
(b) Prophetic arts.
(c) Karmic revisitation of sins.
(d) Feminine nature.

2. How does Leeming describe Antigone's quest?
(a) As an attempt to express her human nature.
(b) As a fulfillment of prophecy.
(c) As a fight against patriarchal culture.
(d) As an attempt to repent parental sins.

3. What does Leeming say each place or object has in myth?
(a) Possible significance.
(b) Dual meanings.
(c) An archetypal significance.
(d) Unconscious significance.

4. What idea does Leeming say that icons within churches often reinforce?
(a) The idea of marriage.
(b) The idea of eternity.
(c) The idea of order.
(d) The idea of inspiration.

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

6. What does Leeming say the garden, grove, and cave can be ideal places for?
(a) Murders and secret rites.
(b) Withdrawal for meditation.
(c) Political plots and coups.
(d) Love affairs.

7. What finally created the human baby in the Water Jar Boy myth?
(a) The water jar the girl gave birth to broke.
(b) The water jar was filled with water.
(c) The water jar turned into a boy.
(d) The flowers turned into a baby.

8. What does Leeming say the Tree of Knowledge in the Hebraic myth foreshadows?
(a) The loss of the Holy Land.
(b) The apotheosis of Christ.
(c) The return to the Holy Land.
(d) The cross of Christ.

9. How does Leeming say the hero's quest typically begins?
(a) The hero discovers a special power.
(b) The hero leaves home.
(c) The hero is called into action.
(d) The hero is challenged by an opponent.

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

11. Who sent the angel who called Moses to his quest?
(a) Yahweh.
(b) Jacob.
(c) Noah.
(d) Rachel.

12. Who does Leeming say Theseus' parents were?
(a) A goddess and a hunter.
(b) A supernatural spirit and a mortal woman.
(c) A river nymph and a god.
(d) A wood nymph and a mortal woman.

13. What does Leeming say the loss of genitals represents in myth?
(a) Loss of a culture's integrity.
(b) Planting a seed in the womb of the Great Mother.
(c) Gaining second sight.
(d) Domination by ideas.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. When was the story of Gilgamesh likely composed?

2. What sign does Leeming say started Moses' myth?

3. What was the young girl in the Water Jar Boy myth doing when she got pregnant?

4. What opposition does Leeming say King Arthur faced in assuming his quest?

5. Where does Leeming say Moses was called?

(see the answer keys)

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