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 sign does Leeming say started Moses' myth?
(a) The burning bush.
(b) The ten commandments.
(c) He saw God's backside.
(d) He heard an angel.

2. What symbols in churches does Leeming say represent the Great Mother?
(a) Baptismal fonts.
(b) Pillars.
(c) Flying buttresses.
(d) Stained glass windows.

3. What does Leeming say the temple at Delphi represents?
(a) Prophetic arts.
(b) Divine inspiration.
(c) Feminine nature.
(d) Karmic revisitation of sins.

4. What element does Leeming say the Water Jar Boy myth contains?
(a) Death by water.
(b) Creation from nothing.
(c) Redemption by penance.
(d) The search for the father.

5. What is the temple at Delphi a microcosm for in Leeming's account?
(a) The city.
(b) The Olympic temples.
(c) The universe.
(d) The heavens.

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

7. What does Leeming say Oedipus was on a quest for?
(a) Identity.
(b) Power.
(c) Wealth.
(d) Knowledge.

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

9. 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 was childlike but wise.
(c) He did not have control over his impulses, but he was very strong and honest.
(d) He was a buffoon but he was put to use in dangerous tasks.

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

11. Where does Leeming say heroes typically find their foes?
(a) In the mountains.
(b) In their families.
(c) In the underworld.
(d) In their wives.

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

13. What does Leeming say the Norse tree of life represents?
(a) Eternity.
(b) Knowledge and Wisdom.
(c) Interconnectedness.
(d) Death and resurrection.

14. At Oedipus' birth, what did the oracle predict Oedipus would do?
(a) Found a new country.
(b) Kill his father and marry his mother.
(c) Discover medicines.
(d) Institute an age of peace.

15. What does Leeming say that Galahad found in the Chapel Perilous?
(a) A giant.
(b) Sir Lancelot and Guinevere.
(c) King Arthur.
(d) The Holy Grail.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Hiawatha's quest?

2. What does Leeming say European temples are meant to represent?

3. What does Leeming say the story of the Pleiades typically illustrates?

4. What does Leeming say the myth of Gilgamesh represents?

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

(see the answer keys)

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