Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where does Leeming say the Greek name Zeus comes from?
2. What is cosmogony?
3. To whom does Leeming credit the adaptation of the Greek pantheon the Roman religion?
4. What is the end goal of human development in Hopi myth, in Leeming's account?
5. What evidence does Leeming cite that suggests the presence of whites in Africa?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is significant in the story of Teiresias, in Leeming's description?
2. What does Leeming say the Supreme Being represents in myths?
3. How does Leeming describe the myth of Gilgamesh?
4. Describe the Hebrew creation myth.
5. How does Leeming address the fall from grace or perfection in creation myths?
6. How does Leeming say the figure of the trickster?
7. How does Leeming describe the Greek pantheon?
8. What contribution does Leeming say Hesiod made to Greek creation myths?
9. What does Leeming say the Mountain represents in myth?
10. How does Leeming define the cosmic myth?
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?
How are heroes different from ordinary humans? Is everyone a hero at certain stages of their development, or is the hero a specific cultural response to social problems or situations? Use examples from The World of Myth to define the status of the hero relative to "ordinary" people.
How useful is the term monomyth for the study of myth? How useful is it for analyzing a particular myth? Analyze a myth of your choice by relating it to its underlying monomyth, and discuss the benefits and limitations of the term "monomyth" as an analytical tool. How useful is it?
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