Chapter 4: Part 4 review quiz 2

Chapter 4: Part 4 review quiz 2



1. A hieros gamos is best understood as which of the following? a. Direct communication or interaction with a god or goddess.
b. A ritual castration.
c. A ceremony where alcohol is consumed.
d. A sacred marriage.



2. An epiphany is best understood as which of the following? a. A sacred marriage.
b. A ritual castration.
c. A ceremony where alcohol is consumed.
d. Direct communication or interaction with a god or goddess.



3. The Thesmophoria was only practiced by women. True
False



4. The story of Persephone contrasts the archetypical hero story in which of the following ways? a. While the hero's trip to the underworld is a quest for personal immortality, Persephone's trip is a quest for reconciliation of the forces of life and death.
b. While the archetypical hero travels to the underworld, Persephone does not.
c. The quest of the hero generally ends with success where Persephone's trial ends in defeat.
d. While the hero is often accompanied by companions, Persephone's success is an act of singular courage.



5. Which of the following offers the most logical rationale for comparing the myth of Demeter and Persephone with the myth of Prometheus? a. Both myths deal with gods (or goddesses) who are tricked into assuming their ultimate fate.
b. Both myths involve traveling to and escaping from the underworld.
c. There really is no good reason to compare these two myths.
d. Both myths deal with the ultimate source of civilization.

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