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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. Who attempted to convince the Trojans to accept the wooden horse?
(a) Sinon.
(b) Hercules.
(c) Admetus.
(d) Agamemnon.

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

3. Whose advice did the Trojans ignore when they decided to accept the Greeks' wooden horse?
(a) Hector's.
(b) Helen's.
(c) Laocoön's.
(d) Priam's.

4. What does Leeming say a monomyth consists of?
(a) A timeless framework of experiences and triumphs.
(b) A single heroic identity.
(c) Elements that may or may not be acted out by each hero.
(d) A protagonist and an antagonist.

5. What does Leeming say the fall of a city represents in myth?
(a) Politics.
(b) Conquest.
(c) Tragedy.
(d) Progress.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Leeming say the Bethel stone represents?

2. Which is not an example of a sacred mountain in Leeming's account?

3. What does Leeming say that Galahad found in the Chapel Perilous?

4. What symbols in churches does Leeming say represent the Great Mother?

5. What does Leeming say heroes like Karna and Buddha have because of their miraculous births?

Short Essay Questions

1. What significance does Leeming attribute to trees in myth?

2. What parallels does Leeming say in the Aboriginal myth of the Pleiades?

3. How does Leeming describe the significance of the city in myth?

4. What is the Water Jar Boy myth?

5. What does Leeming see places and objects as metaphors for?

6. How does Leeming define the hero?

7. What does Leeming say the Mountain represents in myth?

8. How does Leeming describe the story of Joan of Arc?

9. How does Leeming say describe the most important aspect of the hero's myth?

10. How does Leeming describe the myth of King Arthur?

(see the answer keys)

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