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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 was Hiawatha's quest?
(a) Finding a holy cup.
(b) Fending off monsters.
(c) Freeing her parents.
(d) Fleeing her uncle.

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

3. How does Leeming describe Delphi?
(a) As a place of exile.
(b) As a city.
(c) As a sacred precinct.
(d) As a meeting place.

4. What does Leeming mean by the term 'monomyth'?
(a) The commonality of elements in all myths.
(b) The tendency of most hero stories to follow one pattern.
(c) The single identity of all heroes.
(d) The persistence of the collective unconscious across cultures.

5. What does Leeming say the garden, grove, and cave can be ideal places for?
(a) Withdrawal for meditation.
(b) Murders and secret rites.
(c) Love affairs.
(d) Political plots and coups.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Leeming say the Norse tree of life represents?

2. What does Leeming say Jesus and Quetzalcoatl have in common?

3. How does Leeming say the hero's quest typically begins?

4. What does Leeming say the Bethel stone represents?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Leeming define the term monomyth?

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

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

4. How does Leeming describe the fall of Troy?

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

6. How does Leeming describe the myth of Oedipus?

7. When does Leeming say that heroes tend to be born?

8. What significance does Leeming attribute to Delphi?

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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