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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 places and objects are associated with in myth?
(a) Sacred properties.
(b) The immanence of fate.
(c) The ordinariness of objects
2. What opposition does Leeming say King Arthur faced in assuming his quest?
(a) Opponents believed he was not fit to reign.
(b) His subjects rebel.
(c) His knights seduce his wife.
(d) His knights were not worthy.
3. What does Leeming say each place or object has in myth?
(a) Dual meanings.
(b) An archetypal significance.
(c) Unconscious significance.
(d) Possible significance.
4. How does Leeming say the Greeks thought of Delphi?
(a) As a business center.
(b) As the center of Greek power.
(c) As a tourist destination.
(d) As the center of the world.
5. Who tempts Gilgamesh in the myth?
6. 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.
7. Where does Leeming say the garden, grove, and cave derive their sanctity?
(a) Their remoteness from daily human experience.
(b) Their relationship with the Great Mother.
(c) Their special and different set of rules.
(d) Their darkness.
8. 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 Argonauts.
(c) The story of the Water Jar Boy.
(d) The story of Medea.
9. What sign does Leeming say started Moses' myth?
(a) The burning bush.
(b) He saw God's backside.
(c) He heard an angel.
(d) The ten commandments.
10. What does Leeming say the hero attains in heroic feats?
(a) New powers and knowledge.
(c) Wealth and status.
(d) New crafts and techniques.
11. When was the story of Gilgamesh likely composed?
(a) 1,500 BCE.
(b) 1,000 BCE.
(c) 2000 BCE.
(d) 900 CE.
12. How does Leeming say Buddha was conceived?
(a) He was conceived by the sky god.
(b) He was a normal human baby.
(c) He created himself through his mother's dreams.
(d) He was conceived first as a snake.
13. What does Leeming say the stories of heroes who return or are reborn signify?
(a) The deathlessness of the imagination.
(b) The presence of something beyond the mortal world.
(c) The impossibility of transcendence.
(d) The nature of metaphor.
14. What does Leeming say Jesus and Quetzalcoatl have in common?
(a) They were both born of virgins.
(b) They were both divine humans.
(c) They were both reborn.
(d) They both preached love.
15. Who does Leeming say Theseus' parents were?
(a) A wood nymph and a mortal woman.
(b) A river nymph and a god.
(c) A supernatural spirit and a mortal woman.
(d) A goddess and a hunter.
Short Answer Questions
1. What was Hiawatha's quest?
2. At Oedipus' birth, what did the oracle predict Oedipus would do?
3. When does Leeming say heroes tend to be born?
4. What does Leeming say Christ's cross and Odin and Attis' sacred trees represent?
5. What does Leeming say the Bethel stone represents?
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