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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. What does Leeming say each place or object has in myth?
2. What does Leeming say heroes like Karna and Buddha have because of their miraculous births?
3. What does Leeming say the Bethel stone represents?
4. From where does Leeming take the term "monomyth?"
5. What opposition does Leeming say King Arthur faced in assuming his quest?
Short Essay Questions
1. What parallels does Leeming say in the Aboriginal myth of the Pleiades?
2. How does Leeming describe the myth of Moses?
3. What does Leeming see places and objects as metaphors for?
4. What significance does Leeming attribute to places and objects?
5. How does Leeming describe the fall of Troy?
6. What does Leeming say the fall of a city represents?
7. What is significant in the story of Teiresias, in Leeming's description?
8. How does Leeming describe the hero Herakles?
9. How does Leeming describe the myth of Gilgamesh?
10. How does Leeming describe the significance of the city in myth?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Where is Leeming least convincing and least effective on this topic? Where does he lose the reader? What are the book's weak points, and how can you account for the flaws?
Essay Topic 2
What is the role of the hero in contemporary culture? Are celebrities heroes, and if so, what traits distinguish them as heroes? Make an argument for the heroic status of a contemporary figure, using the definitions Leeming uses in The World of Myth.
Essay Topic 3
Compare and contrast myths of the industrial or modern age with ancient or primitive myths. How are myths different in industrial times? What aspects of myths have remained the same?
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