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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. How old was Joan of Arc when she first heart supernatural voices?
(a) 12.
(b) 8.
(c) 10.
(d) 14.

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

3. What does Leeming say the labyrinth represents?
(a) The hidden murderous nature of man.
(b) The intricate nature of creation.
(c) The dangers of inexperience.
(d) The journey into the unknown.

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

5. What finally created the human baby in the Water Jar Boy myth?
(a) The water jar the girl gave birth to broke.
(b) The flowers turned into a baby.
(c) The water jar turned into a boy.
(d) The water jar was filled with water.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Leeming say most myths are like in their nature?

3. What does Leeming say the rocks in the stories of Jesus, Arthur, Mithras, and Isaac represent?

4. What does Leeming say the temple at Delphi represents?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Leeming define the term monomyth?

2. What significance does Leeming attribute to Delphi?

3. How does Leeming define the hero?

4. What is the Water Jar Boy myth?

5. How does Leeming describe the myth of Oedipus?

6. What traits does Leeming describe in heroes?

7. What does Leeming say the fall of a city represents?

8. What does Leeming say about the importance of death and resurrection in hero stories?

9. What is significant in the story of Teiresias, in Leeming's description?

10. Where does Leeming see images of the Great Mother in cathedrals?

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