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. Where does Leeming say Jerusalem represents?
(a) The Kingdom of God.
(b) The navel of the universe.
(c) The origin of the world.
(d) The City on the Hill.

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

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

4. 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.

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

6. What does Leeming mean by the term 'monomyth'?
(a) The persistence of the collective unconscious across cultures.
(b) The tendency of most hero stories to follow one pattern.
(c) The commonality of elements in all myths.
(d) The single identity of all heroes.

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

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

9. What time of year does the time when heroes are born correspond to?
(a) Spring.
(b) Winter.
(c) Autumn.
(d) Summer.

10. Who sent the serpents that devoured the character who warned the Trojans not to accept the Greeks' wooden horse?
(a) Aphrodite.
(b) Poseidon.
(c) Ares.
(d) Zeus.

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

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

13. What tale does Leeming describe as the epitome of the story of the loss of genitals?
(a) The story of Teiresias.
(b) The story of the Water Jar Boy.
(c) The story of Medea.
(d) The story of the Argonauts.

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

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

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 the story of the Pleiades typically illustrates?

4. What does Leeming say Jesus and Quetzalcoatl have in common?

5. What finally created the human baby in the Water Jar Boy myth?

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