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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 the Norse tree of life represents?
(a) Knowledge and Wisdom.
(b) Death and resurrection.
(c) Eternity.
(d) Interconnectedness.

2. What happened after Moses refused the call to his quest?
(a) He lost everything he owned.
(b) He was converted.
(c) He was threatened.
(d) He was swallowed by a whale.

3. What does Leeming say that mountain represents as a sacred place?
(a) The permanent presence of the forebears.
(b) The end of history.
(c) The prophetic vision.
(d) The cosmic center.

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

5. What does Leeming say is similar between the myths of Hiawatha and the Buddha?
(a) Both are related to divine knowledge.
(b) Both conclude with an apotheosis.
(c) Both can be related to self-denial.
(d) Both involve flowers.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Leeming say places and objects are associated with in myth?

2. Who tempts Gilgamesh in the myth?

3. How does Leeming say most people celebrate Jerusalem?

4. What does Leeming say Christ's cross and Odin and Attis' sacred trees represent?

5. When was the story of Gilgamesh likely composed?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Leeming describe the significance of Jerusalem?

2. How does Leeming describe the myth of Oedipus?

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

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

5. How does Leeming define the term monomyth?

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

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

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

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

10. What significance does Leeming attribute to places and objects?

(see the answer keys)

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