Review Quiz for Chapter One Part 3

Review Quiz for Chapter One Part 3

1. Which is not an aspect of myth? a. It springs from anonymous storytellers.
b. It explains the workings of nature in terms of military strategy.
c. It is an attempt to explain world order.
d. It attempts to inject meaning into the complexities of existence.

2. The word "Myth" derives from the term "mythos" which means... a. Mycenae.
b. monstrous.
c. imaginary.
d. utterance.
e. magical.

3. One reason for the variation and even contradictory changes to a given myth is that Greek city/states... a. were isolated.
b. used differing endings to teach gender roles.
c. were changes from myths about witches, elves and fairies.
d. used them to compete in dramatic oratory contests in early Olympics.

4. Greek myths often attempted to link the genealogy of wealthy families to the gods. True

5. Myth would NOT be seen as... a. based on values, attributes and expectations of Greek culture.
b. religious codes arising from after the Great Deluge.
c. stories of heroic conflicts of Greece's prehistoric past.
d. products of creative imagination reacting to material and psychological forces.

6. One (controversial) distinction between myth and folklore is... a. folklore is only about nature gods before the arrival of the Greek gods.
b. folklore is about more humble people, including kings, fairies, witches but not about gods and goddesses.
c. folklore stories contain music and songs.
d. folklore is not based on historical fact as is myth.

7. Sagas wer e... a. stories about Position.
b. stories that interconnected tales of cities or families.
c. tales about sailors.
d. stories about philosophical sages.
e. historical tragedies.

8. Folktales have been considered as stories of humans struggling against the limits of mortality True

9. According to the text, legends differ from myths in that... a. they have a nucleus of historic fact.
b. they are about witches, elves and fairies.
c. they are about common people, not gods and goddesses.
d. they are about dreams, oracles and signs.

10. Aristotle gives the plot structure of myth as... a. conflict between major characters, rising to a climax, resolved through accommodation or reconciliation.
b. conflict between major characters, rising to a climax, ending in war and destruction.
c. conflict between various gods and goddesses for control of various Greek city/states, resulting in temporary control and recognition of a "patron god."
d. conflict between heroes and monstrous creatures for control of the earth, resolving in saving the earth for human habitation.

11. Tragic dramatists varied aspects of prevailing myths to... a. to immortalize themselves.
b. eulogize departed aristocrats.
c. to appease the "patron god."
d. to be relevant to their own day.

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