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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. What does Leeming say happened to the figure of the Great Mother over time?
(a) It lost significance.
(b) It became merely decorative.
(c) It lingered at the periphery of industrial culture.
(d) It acquired new faces.

2. Who does Leeming say parallels Lucifer in the Norse pantheon?
(a) Odin.
(b) Hel.
(c) Loki.
(d) Thor.

3. What does Leeming say Horus represents, in the Egyptian pantheon?
(a) The playful nature of fate.
(b) The rage of war.
(c) The spiritual force governing the Pharaoh.
(d) The rebirth of the earth after winter.

4. From what language does the term "Cosmogony" derive?
(a) Greek.
(b) Gaelic.
(c) Egyptian.
(d) Urdu.

5. The first recorded creation myth was part myth and part what else?
(a) Celebration of the high Marduk.
(b) Rite of passage.
(c) Wedding ode.
(d) Funeral dirge.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whose child is Horus, in the Egyptian pantheon?

2. What does Leeming say is important about dying gods?

3. To whom does Leeming credit the adaptation of the Greek pantheon the Roman religion?

4. How does Leeming say the Zeus and Hera represented humanity in Greek culture?

5. Where is the first recorded creation myth from?

Short Essay Questions

1. What relationship does Leeming describe between politics and religion in the myths of the Egyptian pantheon?

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

3. How does Leeming describe the Norse pantheon?

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

5. Describe the Indian creation myth.

6. How does Leeming address the fall from grace or perfection in creation myths?

7. How does Leeming describe the Hebrew pantheon?

8. How do different cultures describe the Apocalypse?

9. How does Leeming say that cultures still worship the Great Mother?

10. What does Leeming say the Supreme Being represents in myths?

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