The World of Myth Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

David Adams Leeming
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Leeming define cosmic myth?

2. Why mystery does Leeming address with regard to human creation?

3. What do the various versions of the Egyptian creation myth Leeming cites revolve around?

4. Who was the sun god of Heliopolis?

5. How does Leeming define cosmology?

Short Essay Questions

1. What contribution does Leeming say Hesiod made to Greek creation myths?

2. Describe the stages through which the Greek pantheon developed, in Leeming's account.

3. How do different cultures describe the Apocalypse?

4. How does Leeming describe the Norse pantheon?

5. How does Leeming describe the Egyptian pantheon?

6. Where does Leeming say the figures of Supreme Beings came from in myths?

7. How does Leeming describe the Greek pantheon as a family?

8. Describe the Mesopotamian creation myth.

9. What stories or topics does Leeming include in the category of cosmic myths?

10. How does Leeming describe the Hebrew pantheon?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Does the packaging--the book jacket layout and design in particular--advance the material in the book? Does it detract? Analyze and describe how the publisher is striving to present this work to a book-buying marketplace. Is the book accurately represented by the cover? How could the cover, jacket, and copy have represented the book better?

Essay Topic 2

Where is Leeming most convincing and most effective as an author describing his topic? Where were you most drawn into the book and its topics, and what accounts for the interesting nature of the work?

Essay Topic 3

What is the setting for a myth, and is this collection the proper place for keeping these myths alive? Does a myth require a ceremonial, ritual, or religious setting, or a certain storytelling environment, or is a myth no matter where it is told or recorded. How much is a myth dependent on the circumstances of its telling? Is a myth different when it is analyzed than it is when it is told as a story in response to events of a question?

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