Chapter 4: Part 1 review quiz

Chapter 4: Part 1 review quiz

1. Which of the following is the best definition of the term "parthenogenesis?" a. The birth of the goddess Athena.
b. Creation of the universe.
c. Conception without sex.
d. Spontaneous generation.

2. It is suggested from archeological evidence that societies which worshipped a Great Goddess most often had a matriarchal social order? True

3. The Great Goddess is often associated with three main functions. Which of the following is not one of these three functions? a. Maintaining the male-female duality.
b. Source of death.
c. Rebirth.
d. Source of life.

4. It is fair to say that the Great Goddess is rarely, if ever, associated with the underworld. True

5. According to the text, which of the following is not one of the symbols commonly associated with the Great Goddess? a. A serpent
b. A tree
c. The moon
d. A water jar
e. A bird
f. A cow
g. A seed
h. Water

6. Most theories suggest that the focus on a Great Goddess waned once European ultures began to cultivate crops and move away from a nomadic, hunter-gatherer lifestyle. True

7. Of the following, which is not considered to be a mythological change caused by the institution of patriarchy among the gods. a. A shift toward a linear concept of time.
b. A shift away from dualism.
c. A shift toward the importance of individual achievement.
d. The creation of the 'hero' archetype.

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