The World of Myth Test | Final Test - Hard

David Adams Leeming
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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Leeming say the stone represents in the King Arthur and Theseus myths?

2. From where does Leeming take the term "monomyth?"

3. How does Leeming describe Delphi?

4. What happened after Moses refused the call to his quest?

5. What does Leeming say the Aboriginal myth of the Pleiades resembles?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

What was the time before the gods like? Not just in the myths, but in the cultural idea of gods: what were the Egyptian, Greek, Roman, or Norse pantheons like before they were seen as pantheons? How did the disparate and local gods become pantheons that seemed to rule over a territory through a religion or system of myths?

Essay Topic 3

Read another book about mythology--even something short, like Karen Armstrong's "A Short History of Myth"--and compare and contrast Leeming's approach to myth to another author's. What are Leeming's main preoccupations, and what are his methods? What is his style for expressing them? What does he tend to include? What does he omit? How can you characterize Leeming's intellectual personality?

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