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

2. Who sent the serpents that devoured the character who warned the Trojans not to accept the Greeks' wooden horse?
(a) Ares.
(b) Poseidon.
(c) Aphrodite.
(d) Zeus.

3. What does Leeming say the loss of genitals represents in myth?
(a) Planting a seed in the womb of the Great Mother.
(b) Loss of a culture's integrity.
(c) Gaining second sight.
(d) Domination by ideas.

4. Why does Leeming say the hero sometimes refuses the quest?
(a) Because they do not want to be heroes.
(b) Because of a sense of unworthiness.
(c) Because they distrust their mission.
(d) Because they are afraid.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What tale does Leeming describe as the epitome of the story of the loss of genitals?

3. What does Leeming say happened when the Greek soldiers came out of the wooden horse and captured Troy?

4. In Leeming's account, why are temples and cities founded on mountains?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Leeming describe the fall of Troy?

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

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

5. How does Leeming describe the myth of Gilgamesh?

6. What significance does Leeming attribute to the labyrinth in myth?

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

8. What is the Water Jar Boy myth?

9. How does Leeming define the term monomyth?

10. How does Leeming describe the significance of Jerusalem?

(see the answer keys)

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