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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Campbell say separated believers from atheists?
(a) Their belief in metaphor.
(b) Their trust in religion.
(c) Their need for religion.
(d) Their faithful hearts.

2. How did Campbell say people could answer the metaphysical call?
(a) By letting go of the concrete.
(b) By finding beauty in nature.
(c) By relazing their hold on reality.
(d) By going into the self.

3. What did the other half of people in religion say about what half of the people said was truth?
(a) They were useful.
(b) They were not to be trusted.
(c) They were teaching tools.
(d) They were lies.

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

5. What in the desert did Navajos attach mythological meaning to?
(a) The snakes.
(b) The sand.
(c) The emptiness.
(d) Every detail.

6. What did Campbell say Mythology was supposed to awaken?
(a) Creativity.
(b) History.
(c) Minds.
(d) Awe.

7. How did Campbell say religious metaphors should be understood?
(a) By connotation.
(b) Through interpretation.
(c) By denotation.
(d) Through meditation.

8. What did Campbell say ruined the poetry in the Bible?
(a) When people made it too concrete.
(b) When people tried to fit it in a mold.
(c) When people didn't see it as poetry.
(d) When people read over it too quickly.

9. What kind of victims were always found in Hebrew scriptures?
(a) Heroic.
(b) Patriarchal.
(c) Monarchal.
(d) Matriarchal.

10. What did Campbell say had to happen for a heart to awaken?
(a) Identify with others.
(b) Find compassion.
(c) Seek for meaning.
(d) All of these.

11. What was the intermediate institution for Christians?
(a) A mystical union with God.
(b) A covenant.
(c) A feast.
(d) A ritual.

12. What did Campbell say almost all religions have in common?
(a) There is a way to repent.
(b) There are scriptural records.
(c) God and Earth are differentiated.
(d) God is a punishing deity.

13. What did James Joyce call terror?
(a) A path to the truth.
(b) A static experience of the sublime.
(c) A test of the believers.
(d) A doorway to understanding.

14. Who spoke of hearing things that could not be told?
(a) Jung.
(b) Peter.
(c) Paul.
(d) Campbell.

15. What did Campbell say was the definition of God?
(a) A powerful being.
(b) There isn't one.
(c) The creator and master.
(d) One who gets tributed.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who did Campbell say people want to submit to?

2. How did Jung say man's imagination should be?

3. What did Campbell say was the fulfillment of a man's purpose and direction?

4. What did the yin yang represent?

5. What must fall away for people to grasp the truth, according to Campbell?

(see the answer keys)

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