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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who did Campbell say concentrated on the concrete meaning of metaphors?
(a) Priests.
(b) Scholars.
(c) Theologans.
(d) Children.

2. Why did Campbell say moral law brought no security?
(a) People had different opinions.
(b) Social life was changing constantly.
(c) Money became more and more important.
(d) The laws were not widely known as they should have been.

3. What did Campbell say was an underlying definition of Mythology?
(a) An explanation of mysteries.
(b) Past references.
(c) The root of actual knowledge.
(d) Other people's religion.

4. What did Campbell say was the first function served by Mythology?
(a) Carrying individuals through life's crises.
(b) Supporting moral order in society.
(c) Alligning consciousness to the mysteries of the universe.
(d) Perceiving the mystery of time and space.

5. Why was Paul's teaching in Corinth accepted?
(a) They felt the spirit.
(b) He was fulfilling prophecy.
(c) They had witnessed what happened in Jerusalem.
(d) His banking metaphor connected with them.

6. What happened when clergy were unable to interpret something?
(a) They could not touch hearts.
(b) They taught lies.
(c) They got confused and changed doctrine.
(d) They were not believed.

7. What did Campbell compare metaphors to?
(a) All of these.
(b) Poems.
(c) Journeys.
(d) Education.

8. What did Campbell say metaphors described?
(a) The mind.
(b) The soul.
(c) The outer world.
(d) The visions of the past.

9. What did Mythology teach people to respect?
(a) History.
(b) Gods.
(c) Power.
(d) Mysteries.

10. What was ignored when metaphors were taken literally?
(a) The reality of the situation.
(b) The spiritual core.
(c) The real meaning.
(d) The teaching point.

11. What were some clergy unable to interpret?
(a) Symbols.
(b) Language.
(c) Codes.
(d) Analogies.

12. What did Western religions pit against each other?
(a) Man and God.
(b) Good and evil.
(c) All of these.
(d) Angels and demons.

13. What did translating the Roman Catholic Mass cause?
(a) Spread of the Gospel.
(b) Spiritual revolution.
(c) Dilution of mystery.
(d) All of these.

14. What did 'tat tvam asi' mean?
(a) This will pass.
(b) God will rule.
(c) That is you.
(d) Love is here.

15. What did the yin yang represent?
(a) All things being part of one process.
(b) The connection of good and bad.
(c) All things being separated.
(d) The life span of a God.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Campbell say Mythology was supposed to awaken?

2. What ceased the power of what Campbell said connected people to the infinite?

3. What caused Jewish men to be allowed into the covenant?

4. What in the Bible did Campbell call poetry?

5. Where did the phrase "tat tvam asi" come from?

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