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The Origins of Mythology

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  • Q1
    What is the meaning of mythology in Greek?
    ancient stories of our culture
    story of the people
    spoken story of the people
    story of heroes and gods
  • Q2
    Name two things that myths deal with.
    afterlife, unknown creatures
    human origins, war and peace
    human condition, magic and sorcery
    life and death, good and evil
  • Q3
    Myths express the beliefs and values of a certain ....................................
  • Q4
    Myths are linked to .......................................................
    superhuman beings who speak our language
    supernatural animals that protect us
    people who speak the same language
    our ancestors and our origins
  • Q5
    Myths can also explain
    the origins of our ancient customs.
    how we can defeat evil.
    how we can control thunder and lightning storms.
    the technology we use today.
  • Q6
    Demeter could not find her daughter Persephone because
    she could not find the path to Hades.
    she had run away with Hades.
    she was hiding from her mother in the underworld of Hades.
    she had been hidden by Hades in the underworld.
  • Q7
    While Demeter was grieving over the disappearance of her daughter, ..........................
    she failed to look after grains and the crops.
    there were droughts and famines.
    the people of the land also grieved with her.
    Zeus sent Hades to look for her.
  • Q8
    Hades gets to keep Persephone
    for half the year, when it is uncomfortable and cold.
    when it is summer time and warm.
    when her mother does not want her.
    when she wants to eat pomegranate seeds.
  • Q9
    The ancient stories of Sumeria, Egypt, Phoenicia, China all talk about the story of
    the birth and death of great cities.
    the Biblical Book of Genesis.
  • Q10
    The figure of the Dying and Reviving God can be found in the Epic of Gilgamesh that belonged to ...........
  • Q11
    Mythology tries to answer questions about
    the reasons for human death.
    human existence.
    our search for food and drink.
    our great cities.
  • Q12
    Myth often provided stories which
    the audience interpreted for themselves.
    difficult to believe.
    people were forced to believe.
    were untrue.
  • Q13
    Our understanding of myths is
    what authority figures interpret for us.
    based on books written by experts.
    what our culture believes about them.
    our personal understanding of the values present in myths.
  • Q14
    Modern readers still find the ancient myths interesting because
    they give us all the answers.
    they relate stories about gods and heroes.
    ancient writers knew how to make them suspenseful.
    they can be interpreted differently by different readers.

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