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David Adams Leeming
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When was the New Testament book of Revelation likely composed?
(a) 33 BCE.
(b) 51 CE.
(c) 110 CE.
(d) 95 CE.

2. What does Leeming say the Supreme Being represents?
(a) The possibility of redemption.
(b) The embodiment of kingship.
(c) The laws of creation.
(d) The beginning and end of time.

3. Where does Leeming say the Great Mother began to play a role over time?
(a) In primitive culture.
(b) In modern art.
(c) In industrial religion.
(d) In folklore.

4. What is a teleological reason for myth?
(a) To understand the nature of language.
(b) To understand the cause and purpose of existence.
(c) To compensate for the loss of instinct.
(d) To understand the origins of existence.

5. How does Leeming describe the trickster gods?
(a) As male and promiscuous.
(b) As half-goat.
(c) As young and unmarried.
(d) As gods of craft as well.

Short Answer Questions

1. During whose reign was the first creation myth recorded, according to Leeming?

2. Who does Leeming say parallels Lucifer in the Norse pantheon?

3. How does Leeming define gods?

4. What creation myth does Leeming say modern people favor?

5. Which topic does not fall under cosmology?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Leeming describe the Norse pantheon?

2. How does Leeming define the cosmic myth?

3. Why does Leeming say that cosmogonies are predominantly feminine?

4. How does Leeming say that pantheons can be described?

5. What psychological metaphor does Leeming see at the heart of creation myths?

6. How does Leeming define a "cosmogony" and what kinds of stories are contained in cosmogonies?

7. Describe the first creation myth to originate in Egypt.

8. How does Leeming describe the Hebrew pantheon?

9. How does Leeming say the Romans altered the Greek pantheon?

10. How does Leeming say the figure of the trickster?

(see the answer keys)

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