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

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

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

4. What does Leeming say the story of the Pleiades typically illustrates?
(a) The female principle that only shows itself out of the corner of your eye.
(b) The interrelationships of sisters.
(c) The light that comes out of darkness.
(d) The persecution of a group of women.

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

6. What does Leeming say a monomyth consists of?
(a) A timeless framework of experiences and triumphs.
(b) A single heroic identity.
(c) Elements that may or may not be acted out by each hero.
(d) A protagonist and an antagonist.

7. 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.

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

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

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

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

12. Who tempts Gilgamesh in the myth?
(a) Aga.
(b) Ishtar.
(c) Urlugal.
(d) Ninsun.

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

14. What does Leeming say the stories of heroes who return or are reborn signify?
(a) The deathlessness of the imagination.
(b) The nature of metaphor.
(c) The impossibility of transcendence.
(d) The presence of something beyond the mortal world.

15. What qualities does Leeming say Hercules shares with many heroes?
(a) He was mortally threatened at a young age and lived to overcome danger.
(b) He did not have control over his impulses, but he was very strong and honest.
(c) He was a buffoon but he was put to use in dangerous tasks.
(d) He was childlike but wise.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who attempted to convince the Trojans to accept the wooden horse?

2. What symbols in churches does Leeming say represent the Great Mother?

3. What element does Leeming say the Water Jar Boy myth contains?

4. How does Leeming say the hero's quest typically begins?

5. Where does Leeming say Jerusalem represents?

(see the answer keys)

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