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

2. What was the young girl in the Water Jar Boy myth doing when she got pregnant?
(a) Washing clothing.
(b) Mixing clay.
(c) Picking flowers in a field.
(d) Sleeping.

3. How does Leeming say the Greeks thought of Delphi?
(a) As the center of the world.
(b) As the center of Greek power.
(c) As a tourist destination.
(d) As a business center.

4. How does Leeming describe the significance of the city?
(a) It is humanity's stand against chaos.
(b) It is an expression of the divine plan.
(c) It is a microcosm for the social universe.
(d) It depends on agriculture, but does not grow anything.

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

6. What does Leeming say Cuchulain had upon his birth?
(a) All the powers he needed for his quest.
(b) A powerful family.
(c) A sword.
(d) Six fingers on each hand.

7. How does Leeming describe Delphi?
(a) As a sacred precinct.
(b) As a meeting place.
(c) As a city.
(d) As a place of exile.

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

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

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

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

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

13. What does Leeming say the city represents in myth?
(a) Confusion and society.
(b) Corruption and commerce.
(c) Order and law.
(d) Femininity and nourishment.

14. What does Leeming say the Bethel stone represents?
(a) The center of the earth.
(b) The origin of life.
(c) The gates of heaven.
(d) The ancestors.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Leeming say Christ's cross and Odin and Attis' sacred trees represent?

2. What does Leeming say European cathedrals are thought to represent?

3. What does Leeming say that mountain represents as a sacred place?

4. What happened after Moses refused the call to his quest?

5. What tale does Leeming describe as the epitome of the story of the loss of genitals?

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