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Mythology Final Exam Review
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How many creation myths are in the Old Testament?
The ancient Hebrew name Eve means...
In ancient Hebrew the name Adam, which was likely a play on the Hebrew word "Adamah" means what?
Adam was instructed to cultivate the Garden of Eden and to eat anything he liked except for fruit from which tree?
Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil
Once Adam and Eve have been driven out of Eden, what does Yahweh say they will search for next?
Why does the story use the plural "The Elohim"?
It may have been taken from Middle Eastern Polytheistic roots
According to the tablets found with this story engraved on them, who was the most powerful of the Babylonian gods?
What were humans created for according to Babylonian myths?
Labor and Praise
What does Hopi stand for?
"People of Peace"
What is the Maori reasoning for why we encounter super-storms?
Tawhiri-ma-tea is seeking revenge for the separation of his parents
In many of the myths we have read the universe started as nothing, but the Chinese believe it started as...
There were two reasons the Hawaiian creation myth came to be, what are they?
Origin of the world and Hawaiian genealogy
In "The Elohim" reading, why was the earth created as dome, according to the Old Testament?
To separate the heavens and the waters
In the reading "Odin and Ymir," what were the first two people made from?
In "Marduk Creates the World" in the Babylonian creation myth, who killed Tiamat?
Which of the following is not one of four creations according to the Hopi?
In the Hopi myth of the "Four Creations," everything was created...
In Taiowa's mind
In the Mossi myth "The Naba Zid-Wende" how did the fire come out from the earth?
As a leper due to human greed
Which of the following existed "in the beginning" in the Mossi myth "The Naba ZId-Wende"?
Who in the Hopi creation story created the first two beings?
In "Marduk creates the world" what did the Babylonian god Apsu want to do with his unruly children?
Why were worlds continually destroyed and rebuilt according to the Hopi myth?
Man's corruption and greed
In the Mossi myth "The Naba Zid-Wende" why was fire resentful?
It had to go inside the earth
In the myth "Marduk creates the world from the spoils of battle" what were men created from?
Blood and clay
In the reading "Odin and Ymir" who was formed from thawing ice?
In "The Elohim" reading, humans were told to rule over everything except...
In the Hawaiian story "The birth in the dawn," what was born first?
In "The Separation of Heaven and Earth," which brother did want his parents, Rangi and Papa to be separated and hurt?
In the Hawaiian story "Birth in the dawn," the moonless darkness of the caverns symbolizes...
In "The Separation of Heaven and Earth," which brother separated his parents and created the sky?
In "The Naba Zid-Wende" the turtle was created from...
In the reading "Pan Gu and Nu Wa" why did Nu Wa create two genders?
So she would not need to make more when they died
In the reading "Odin and Ymir," why were the human's children turned into the moon and the sun?
The Gods were jealous of their beauty
What time of day did the humans begin to spread across the Earth, according to "Birth in the dawn?"
In the Mossi myth "The Naba Zid-Wende" why were animals created?
To see if earth's crust was suitable for humans
In "The Separation of Heaven and Earth" who lead the uprising against his or her parents, Rangi and Papa?
In the reading "Pan Gu and Nu Wa" which of the following did not happen when the heavens fell from the sky?
The myth and Odin and Ymir does not discuss the creation of...
In the Hawaiian story "The Birth in the Dawn" which of the following was not born in the dawn?
In the reading "Pan Gu and Nu Wa" which of the following is not the personification of Pan Gu after his death?
In the reading "Pan Gu and Nu Wa" Nu Wa created the class system; how so?
She formed the aristocrats by hand and the poor by vines
In the reading "Odin and Ymir" what pathway did the gods leave to the heavens?
In "The Elohim" reading, on day one the creator in the Old Testament made...
In "The Elohim" reading, what were all animals instructed to do?
In "The Separation of Heaven and Earth" what is another name for the Heavens?
In "The Sun Gods of the World" how did the Egyptian god Re create humans?
From his tears
In the reading "The Quest for the Holy Grail" what is the relationship between Lancelot and Galahad?
Lancelot is Galahad's father
In book XII of The Odyssey, who warns Odysseus of his future trials with Scylla and Charybdis?
In Book XII of the Odyssey, how does Odysseus manage to safely hear the siren's song?
He has his men tie him to the mast of the ship
In the reading "Threshold Guardians" what was the Greek monster Charybdis before she became a monster?
A water nymph, goddess of the tides
What magical item does the cat give to Natasha to help her escape from Baba Yaga?
A comb and a towel
In "Baba Yaga the Witch" what does Natasha's stepmother send her to Baba Yaga to borrow?
A needle and thread
In the reading, "Jealous Wives" why does Owl initially leave his crying wife behind?
He believes that she is cheating on him
In the reading "The Quest for the Holy Grail" how did Sir Galahad die?
He died suddenly while praying
In the reading "Jealous Wives" why does the mourning dove cry in the Iroquois myth?
Because he is so sad that his wives fought and killed each other that he turned into a dove
In "Harry Potter" why is the man Mr. Dursley knocks to the ground so happy?
He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named is gone
In "Sun Gods of the World" what happened to the other nine gods in Chinese mythology?
They were shot be the archer Yi
In "Sun Gods of the World" Liza was the god of...
Heat, work, and strength
In "Harry Potter" who caused Voldemort to suddenly lose his powers?
In "Harry Potter" how does Harry arrive at the Dursley's home?
He is brought on a flying motorcycle
In the reading "The Quest for the Holy Grail" how does the quest for the holy grail weaken King Arthur's realm?
The knights become scattered and less united in their separate quests for the Grail
In "Sea Gods of the World" how would you characterize the Chinese water God Ao-Kuang?
Angry and vengeful; known as someone who should never be approached
In "Jealous Wives" how did Hera punish Tiresias for taking Zeus's side, rather than hers, in an argument?
She blinded him
In "Sea Gods of the World" which hero did Poseidon not punish?
In "Jealous Wives" why did Hera torment Hercules?
He was born from an affair Zeus had with another woman
In "Harry Potter" how is Harry related to the Dursleys?
He is their nephew
According to the Archetype presentation, which of the following is not a common association of the underworld?
A place of reward
In the reading "Threshold Guardians" what does Charybdis do every day?
Swallows the sea and spews it back up, causing deadly whirlpools
In "Sun Gods of the World," in Greek Mythology, what deal did the island of Delos strike to allow Leto to give birth to Apollo there?
Apollo must found a temple on Delos
In the reading "The Quest for the Holy Grail" when does Galahad speculate that he will see Lancelot again?
After Galahad has seen the Holy Grail
How did the Aztecs support the strength of Tonatiuh?
By making human sacrifices
Why did the Tonga people of Zimbabwe believe that Nyanminyami was angry about the building of the dam?
The dam separated Nyaminyami from his wife?
What is one difference between the Greek Hera and the Roman Juno?
Juno was associated with matrimony, which is why the month of June is named after her
Why does Maria Tatar argue that old women villains are particularly scary for children?
They remind them of the controlling, rule-enforcing side of their mothers
How does Alma Flor Ada describe the value of old women in Hispanic culture?
Old women are multi-talented people who hold society together
Which knight did the city of Sarras choose as their king?
In "The Tale of Hermes and Apollo" what did Apollo give Hermes in exchange for the Lyre?
In the article "The History of Elves" which trickster characteristic did Elves not possess throughout time?
In "Jack Sparrow" which of the following does not describe Jack's trickster characteristics?
In The Trojan Horse, who first tried to warn the Trojans that the horse was a trick?
In "How Loki brought mischief to Asgard" why did Loki go to the dwarves?
He knew they were the best craftsmen
According to "The Emperor's New Clothes" why do the officials initially say that they see the cloth?
They do not want to seem stupid or lost their position
In the article "The History of Elves" the first known text that elves are in are...
Writings from the church
In How Coyote freed the Buffalo who helps Coyote with his plans?
In "Baldur's Death" what item in the universe did not pledge its allegiance to not harm Baldur?
In Anansi Brings Stories to the World, why does Anansi trick the creatures?
To get stories for humans
In The tale of Hermes and Apollo, who settled the quarrel among Hermes and Apollo?
In The Story of Re, which of the following makes Sekhmet happy?
In Anansi Brings Stories to the World who helps Anansi with his plans?
In "Brer Rabbit and the Tar Baby" how does the fox outwit the rabbit?
He creates a tar baby that the rabbit sticks to
According to "The Caduceus vs the Staff of Asclepius" why are there two snakes on the caduceus staff?
It is the first peace settlement Hermes made
In The Aeneid - Book II: The Trojan Horse, what role does fate and the gods' decree play in Aeneus' life?
He believes in them
In The Aeneid - Book II: The Trojan Horse, In what way was the horse a trick?
The Greeks were hiding inside ready to attack
In "Baldur's Death" who did not allow Baldur out of the Underworld?
In "The Ambiguous Captain Jack Sparrow: Destabilizing Gender, Politics, and Religion" which of the following does not represent shape-shifting for Jack?
In The Story of Re, which of the following reasons does not describe the purpose for the creation of Sekhmet?
Mankind tried to kill Nun
In The Story of Re why did Re change into the form of man?
So others could praise him
In How Coyote Freed the Buffalo why does Coyote trick the humans?
To get food for his family
In "The Ambiguous Captain Jack Sparrow: Destabilizing Gender, Politics, and Religion" which of the following trickster archetypal characteristics is not covered in this article?
In the article "The History of Elves", throughout the evolution of the Elves when do they turn from evil to trickster?
In Shakespeare's writing
In The Aeneid - Book II: The Trojan Horse, why did the Trojans open their gates for the horse?
The believed that Laocoon's son's being killed was punishment from the gods and did not want to be smited
According to "The River Flows on: Black Resistance, Culture, and Identity Formation in Early America" which of the following is not a manner in which the animals behave in the Brer Tales?
In The Aeneid - Book II: The Trojan Horse, who helped in convincing Prius that the horse was not a trick?
In "Brer Rabbit and the Tar Baby" how does the Brer Rabbit outwit the fox?
He uses reverse psychology to get the fox to throw him into the Briar patch
In the article "The History of Elves", according to Terry Gunnell, a Folklorist, Elves live...
In an invisible parallel world
According to "The Caduceus vs the Staff of Asclepius" why was there one snake on the staff of Asclepius?
It was used as an advertisement that the Doctor could cure parasites
In "The Tale of Hermes and Apollo" why did Hermes kill the tortoise and mislead the oxen?
According to "The Emperor's New Clothes" who ends the collective denial?
In "Baldur's Death", when Baldur started having bad dreams, where did his father go to look for answers?
In the article "The History of Elves", according to the Norse mythology Elves were described as...
Being side by side with the gods
In "The Ambiguous Captain Jack Sparrow: Destabilizing Gender, Politics, and Religion" what elements of the contemporary status quo does Jack destabilize?
According to "The River Flows on: Black Resistance, Culture, and Identity Formation in Early America," why were these stories originally written?
To show that even the dominated or weak can survive using wit
According to "The River Flows on: Black Resistance, Culture, and Identity Formation in Early America" Brer Rabbit is meant to symbolically represent which of the following?
African American slaves
In Anansi Brings Stories to the World and How Coyote Freed the Buffalo which of the following is not a quality that both characters possess?
In The Story of Re, which Trickster characteristic must Re use to subdue Sekhmet?
In The Story of Re, which trickster characteristic did Isis use to learn of Re's secret name?
Based on the introductory paragraph in "The Emperor's New Clothes" which of the following characteristics applies to the emperor?
According to "The Emperor's New Clothes" which of the following trickster characteristics does not apply to the two swindlers?
According to "The Emperor's New Clothes" what quality makes the King continue the procession even when he realizes he's naked?
In "Sif's Golden Hair - How Loki Brought Mischief in Asgard" why did Loki feel like he had to replace Sif's hair?
Loki saw Odin's sternness and Thor's rage
n the Aesop Fable "The Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs," how does the countryman with the Goose become rich?
The Goose lays golden eggs
In the reading "The Moral of the Tortoise" how does the Tortoise get caught stealing yams?
He stays too late trying to carry too many yams
In the reading "An Armadillo's Song" how does the armadillo achieve his dream?
He dies and his body is made into an instrument
In the reading "An Armadillo's Song" what attitude do the singing creatures have toward the armadillo when he expresses his dreams?
They think it is ridiculous
In the reading "Daedalus and Icarus" why is Minos punished by the gods?
What ultimately kills both Echo and Narcissus in Greek mythology?
What is Narcissus's curse in the myth of Echo and Narcissus?
To fall in love with his own reflection
According to Heather Whipps "Urban Legends: How They Start and Why They Persist" in what way do Urban Legends give us an idea about our modern day world?
It exposes the fears of that current time
In the Aesop Fable "The Lion and the Mouse," how does the Mouse avoid being eaten by the Lion?
He offers to do the Lion a favor
In the reading "Daedalus and Icarus" what happens to Icarus?
When he flies too close to the sun, the wax on his wings melt and he drowns in the ocean
In the reading "The Moral of the Tortoise" what happens to the Tortoise?
The king decrees that he will be executed
In the myth of Echo and Narcissus, why is Echo cursed by Hera?
Echo distracts Hera to allow her cheating husband to slip away
According to Caitlin Dewey's article "Slenderman" where did SlenderMan actually originate?
On an internet forum
In the reading "An Armadillo's Song" what does the armadillo love best in the world?
In the reading "An Armadillo's Song" how do the singing creatures react toward the fulfillment of the armadillo's dream?
They are amazed
In the reading "An Armadillo's Song" which group does the armadillo NOT admire musically?
In the reading "The Moral of the Tortoise" what does the Tortoise FIRST notice about the Dog?
The Dog is looking very fat and healthy
In the article "Why College Students Need Their Urban Legends?" which of the following is not a supernatural entity on a college campus referenced by Li Zhou?
According to Greek myth, why is Narcissus cursed by the gods?
For continually refusing the affections of those who love him
In the reading "Daedalus and Icarus" how did Polyeidus learn to raise Glaucus from the dead?
By watching a snake resurrect its mate
In the Aesop Fable "The Lion and the Mouse," how does the Lion escape the hunters?
The Mouse chews through the ropes
In the reading "The Moral of the Tortoise" why is the Tortoise trying to carry so many yams every day?
He is storing them
In the reading "Daedalus and Icarus" how does Daedalus escape his prison?
By fashioning wings and flying away
In the reading "Daedalus and Icarus" what architectural wonder is Daedalus known for designing?
What is Echo's curse from Hera in the myth of Echo and Narcissus?
She is doomed to speak only when spoken to
In the Aesop Fable "The Fox and the Grapes," what does the Fox say about the grapes?
They are sour
In the reading "The Moral of the Tortoise" how does the Tortoise discover the Dog's secret?
By following him in secret
According to Caitlin Dewey's article "Slenderman" why did the two Wisconsin girls charged with murder kill their friend?
To prove the existence of Slender Man
In the reading "Birth of the Hero, what trick did Athena pull on Hera?
She tricked Hera into feeding Hercules, making him strong
In the "Jason and the Argonauts" reading, how does the Argo get past the Clashing Rocks?
After causing the rocks to shut, the Argo hurried through as the rocks swept outward again
In the "Jason and the Argonauts" reading, how does the story of Jason conclude?
Medea helps Jason attain the Golden Fleece, and then he leaves her
In the "Perseus and Medusa" reading, why does Perseus's grandfather send him away?
There was a prophecy that Perseus's grandfather would be killed by his own grandson
In the "Jason and the Argonauts" reading, who raises Jason after his mother hides him away from his uncle?
Chiron the Centaur
In the "Perseus and Medusa" reading, what does Medusa's head do for Perseus once he has it?
It turns his enemies into stone when he removes it from its sack
In the "Perseus and Medusa" reading, why does Perseus agree to pursue Medusa?
To protect his mother from the advances of Polydectes
In the "Cherry Tree Myth" reading, what was Joice Heth's relationship to George Washington?
P.T. Barnum claimed that Heth was the slave who raised Washington
In the reading "Birth of the Hero", what part of Achilles' body is vulnerable?
In the "Jason and the Argonauts" reading, what was the purpose of the Argonauts?
To seek out the mythical Golden Fleece
In the Theseus reading, what was Sinis's cruel method of torturing travelers he encountered?
He would tie their arms to two separate bent trees and leave them to tire or tear
In the "Jason and the Argonauts" reading, how does Jason manage to deal with Aeetes's fire-breathing bulls?
Medea gives him a magical salve that protects him from the bulls
In the Theseus reading, how does Ariadne help Theseus survive the Labyrinth?
She gives him a ball of thread to help him mark his way
In the "Cherry Tree Myth" reading, what gift does George Washington receive at the age of six?
What happens to Achilles's best friend Patroklos in The Iliad, ?
He is killed in battle by Hektor, who thinks Patroklos is Achilles
In the Theseus reading, how did his father test Theseus from the beginning?
By leaving a sword and sandals for him under a great boulder
In the Theseus reading, how does Theseus manage to become trapped in the underworld?
He helped a friend in his attempt to steal Persephone from Hades
In the "Cherry Tree Myth" reading, how did the cherry tree story become popularized for an audience of children?
It was published in McGuffey's Readers
In the reading "Penelope's Suitors," what ruse does Penelope use to fend off her suitors while Odysseus is gone?
She claims that she must first sew a shroud for Odysseus's father, which she works on during the day and unravels at night
In the reading "Birth of the Hero, how does Hercules respond to the snakes Hera sends to kill him as an infant?
He kills them with no problem
In the reading "Penelope's Suitors," why does Odysseus say that he left Calypso?
To return and grow old with Penelope
In the Theseus reading, which of these villains does Theseus NOT meet on his journey to Athens?
In the reading "Penelope's Suitors," what element of the Trojan War does Odysseus recall when Penelope asks him what delayed his return?
The Trojan Horse
In the reading "Penelope's Suitors," once her first ruse is uncovered, how next does Penelope attempt to fend off her suitors?
The suitors must use a bow that Penelope hopes only Odysseus can wield
In the reading "Birth of the Hero, how did Hera deny Hercules his birthright to be high king?
She gets Ilythia to slow Hercules' birth and speed up Eurystheus' birth
In the "Perseus and Medusa" reading, how does Perseus persuade the Graeae to help him?
He takes their shared eyeball
In the "Perseus and Medusa" reading, which of these items is not special gear Perseus acquired to help him defeat Medusa?
A helmet of cleverness
In The Iliad, what is the argument between Achilles and Agamemnon?
Agamemnon demands Achilles give up his girlfriend because Agamemnon must give up his girlfriend
In The Iliad, when does Achilles insist that he will once again help the Achaians?
Once the Trojans start to burn Achilles's ships
In The Iliad, how does Achilles react when he loses Briseis?
He persuades Zeus to aid the Trojans against the Achaians, so that his worth as a warrior will be clear to everyone
In The Iliad, what does Achilles do once he has killed Hektor?
He ties the body to a chariot and drags it in circles around the city
In the reading "Penelope's Suitors," how is Penelope finally convinced that Odysseus has actually returned?
He knows that their bed is made in the trunk of a tree
What does Achilles' name mean?
One with no lips
Which of these is NOT one of Mason Locke Weems's motivations to popularize the cherry tree story?
He wants the cherry tree to become an American symbol
How does the story of the cherry tree continue to influence politics?
Politicians are still compared to Washington's honesty standard
What stage of the hero's journey does Ragland equate with being stuck in a rut in everyday life?
Which of these is not an example Ragland gives of everyday people heeding the call to adventure?
What is the threshold of difficulty?
The way a person rationalizes holding off on the call to adventure
According to Ragland, what emotions do some people experience while in the Abyss?
Worry and regret
What becomes the focus for the everyday hero during Return and Contribution?
Which of these is NOT a characteristic of the heroine's journey?
The heroine's journey is secondary to the journey and development of a male character's journey
Which of these is an example of the heroine on the heroine's journey?
Buffy from Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Which of these is one of Campbell's original stages of the hero's journey that is framed in terms of women?
No answer text provided
Which of these is not a change proposed for the heroine's journey?
The heroine's journey should conform to the classical hero's journey
How does the heroine succeed in the heroine's journey?
By having faith in herself and re-imagining the rules
What do the Roman Vulcan and the Greek Hephaestus have in common?
They are both Blacksmith
In The Children in the Moon, what chore were the two children plagued with?
To get water
In the myth titled Persephone what did Hades want from Persephone?
For her to be his wife
In Why Opossum has a Pouch, all of following characters helped the Opossum except?
According to the informational article "Just Everything You Wanted to Know About Fog" what is fog?
A cloud that forms when humidity is high and temperatures are cool enough to be near dew point
According to the informational article "Just Everything You Wanted to Know About Fog", what conditions must the air and skies be in in order for fog to appear?
The air must be calm and the skies must be clear
In Why There is a Hare in the Moon, which animal is willing to give the ultimate sacrifice?
In An Ojibwe Creation Tale, how did Nanabozho feel once the rainbow was created?
In Why Opossum has a Bare Tale, what flaw does the Opossum possess?
When comparing An Australian Aboriginal Myth, and Mayan Mythology, which of the following elements don't they share?
According to An Australian Aboriginal Myth, which of the following was not used by Aborigines to tell the story of the Rainbow Serpent?
In the Persephone reading, what was Demeter's job?
She was the earth-mother and taught people agricultural skills
In The Children in the Moon, why did the moon allow the children to come and stay with him to play forever more?
They selflessly filled the stream
In Pele, the Goddess of Fire which of the following is Pele not the Goddess of?
In The Story of the Earth and the Sky, initially how did the earth and sky feel about the change?
They were both upset
In the Maori Legend of Mounts Ruapehu and Taranaki, Mount Ruapehu, the beautiful maid, and Taranaki ended up...
Loving each other forever
In Why Opossum has a Pouch, what archetypal quality does the hero possess?
In the myth titled Persephone which of the following is not symbolic of Persephone's presence?
Her beauty led to darkness due to jealousy
In the myth titled Persephone which of the following did not occur when Persephone went to the underworld?
The people starved to death
According to the myth titled Persephone Why do we have fall/winter?
Because Persephone ate 6 seeds for the 6 months
According to An Australian Aboriginal Myth, what animal most likely inspired the Rainbow Serpent Myth?
In Why Opossum has a Pouch, who cuts the Opossum's tummy open?
According to An Australian Aboriginal Myth, which of the following does not describe The Rainbow Serpent?
According to the myth The Story of the Earth and the Sky, why do we have rain and fog?
They are both love notes sent between Sky and Earth
In Why Opossum has a Bare Tale, what archetypal quality does the Trickster possess?
In Why There is a Hare in the Moon, what do the two promises the creatures make show about their character?
They are trustworthy and respectful of life
In Why There is a Hare in the Moon, what does the Hare represent?
In Pele, the Goddess of Fire what made Pele a God?
According to the Brainpop video, what makes Volcanoes erupt?
Gas Bubbles, Magma, and Lava build up pressure and need to be released
According to The Story of the Earth and the Sky why did The Shining One want to separate the earth and the sky?
He had a dream
In Genesis 6.9 through Genesis 8.19, what animal was sent to see if the earth was dry?
In Genesis 6:5 thru Genesis 8:22, The Noah's Ark Story with Yahweh, why did Yahweh choose Noah as a survivor?
He was righteous
In The Epic of Gilgamesh Tablet II-XI, in what way does Ea criticize Enlil?
The punishment did not fit the crime
According to the East African Masai Flood Myth, what sign or symbol signified that the gods anger had come to an end?
In Genesis 6:5 thru Genesis 8:22, The Noah's Ark story with Yahweh, how long did it rain?
40 days and 40 nights
In The Epic of Gilgamesh Tablet I, who creates an enlightenment for Enkidu?
In The Epic of Gilgamesh Tablet II-XI, why does Gilgamesh refuse to sleep?
He is afraid of mortality
In the Near East's Assyrian Flood Myth, how did the gods feel during and after the flood?
Fearful and regretful
In the Pacific Islands Palau Islands, otherwise known as Micronesia, how did the gods test humankind?
By testing their hospitality
In The Epic of Gilgamesh, what is the purpose of the prologue?
To introduce Gilgamesh and the setting
In The Epic of Gilgamesh in what way does Gilgamesh achieve "immortality"?
Through his story and city
In The Epic of Gilgamesh Tablet I, how is Enkidu raised?
With the animals
In The Epic of Gilgamesh Tablet II-XI, what does Enkidu dream of?
His own death
In The Epic of Gilgamesh Tablet II-XI, what advice does Utnapishtim give to Gilgamesh?
Not to be so consumed with immortality
In Genesis 6.9 through Genesis 8.19, how does Noah know that the earth has dried?
God tells him
In The Epic of Gilgamesh Tablet I, Who does Gilgamesh turn to when he needs advice?
In Genesis 6:5 thru Genesis 8:22, The Noah's Ark story with Yahweh, how did the selection of who shall ride in the ark differ from the other version?
More clean animals could board
In the Chinese Jino Flood Myth, who were the survivors that contributed first to the continuation of human life?
Mahei and Maniu
We saw that in the Assyrian Myth, the flood was created to diminish overpopulation. According to the European Greek Flood myth, why did Zeus send the flood?
In The Epic of Gilgamesh Tablet I, why can't the people resist Gilgamesh?
He is ⅔ god
In "The Land of the Dead," the author compares the narratives of what two classic tales?
The Odyssey and the Epic of Gilgamesh
In "The Land of the Dead," what evidence is offered that early humans believed in an afterlife?
Elaborate burial rituals
In "The Land of the Dead," the writer argues that what site may have once represented the land of the dead?
According to "The Land of the Dead," which of these heroes is not known for his journey to the land of the dead?
In "The Land of the Dead," the writer argues that modern civilization differs from ancient civilizations in what way?
Modern life leaves no room for the dead
In Morte d'Arthur, from whom does Arthur receive his death wound?
In Morte d'Arthur, what does Bedivere do the first time he is told to throw Excalibur into the lake?
He hides it
In Morte d'Arthur, what happens when Bedivere finally throws Excalibur into the lake?
An arm reaches out of the lake and grabs the sword
According to "Valhalla," how does Odin select those who come to Valhalla?
They are warriors who will fight with him against Fenrir
According to "Valhalla," which of these is not a characteristic of Valhalla?
Peaceful fields and temples
According to "Tantalus," what is Tantalus's punishment in the land of the dead?
He can see water and grapes but never reach them
According to "Judgement of the Dead," who was judged by the gods after death?
According to "Judgement of the Dead," who weighs the hearts of the dead?
According to "Judgement of the Dead" what happens immediately after the weighing of the heart?
Writing down the judgement
According to "Tantalus," what does Tantalus try to trick the gods into doing?
Eating human flesh
According to "9 Circles of Hell," who lives in the first circle of hell?
Various virtuous non-Christians
According to "9 Circles of Hell," how are the gluttons punished?
They are forced to lie in puddle of icy slush
According to "9 Circles of Hell," for which vice does Dante see many clergymen punished?
According to "9 Circles of Hell," which of these is not a type of sinner punished for the vice of fraud in the eighth circle?
According to the "9 Circles of Hell," which crime is the one that condemns sinners to the worst and lowest circle of hell?
According to "The Story of Isis and Osiris," what item does Seth make to imprison Osiris?
According to "The Story of Isis and Osiris," where does Osiris rule once Isis pieces his body back together?
The Land of the Dead
According to "The Story of Isis and Osiris," which two gods continue to fight for the souls of mortals?
Seth and Horus
According to "The Story of Orpheus and Eurydice," how does Orpheus compel Pluto to allow him access to the underworld even though he is still alive?
Through his beautiful music
According to the "The Story of Orpheus and Eurydice," what one rule must Orpheus follow in order to release Eurydice from the underworld?
He must not turn around to look at her as they leave the underworld
According to the summary of books 10-11 of The Odyssey, why do Odysseus's men release the bag of wind given to him by a god?
They think it is a treasure that Odysseus is keeping for himself
According to the summary of books 10-11 of The Odyssey, which of these events does NOT happen on Circe's island?
Odysseus's scouts are eaten by giants
According to the summary of books 10-11 of The Odyssey, why does Odysseus's venture to the land of the dead?
Circe tells him that the spirit of Teiresias can tell him how to get home
According to the summary of books 10-11 of The Odyssey, what favor does Odysseus's dead crewman ask of him?
To return to Circe's island and bury his body
According to the summary of books 10-11 of The Odyssey, why does Odysseus become frightened and leave the underworld?
He is mobbed by spirits who want to hear about their living relatives
In "Thanatopsis," who is "she" in the first stanza?
In "Thanatopsis," how is death framed in the second stanza?
As a return to nature
In the third stanza of "Thanatopsis," the speaker argues that humans do not die alone. How is the argument made?
All people die, so no one is alone in death
In the third stanza of "Thanatopsis," the speaker says:
"The gay will laugh
When thou art gone, the solemn brood of care
Plod on, and each one as before will chase
His favorite phantom."
What word might you substitute for "phantom" in that sentence?
Earthly goal or pursuit
What is the central metaphor for death in the final stanza of "Thanatopsis"?
Which of these problems does NOT afflict Thebes at the beginning of Oedipus Rex?
Hurricanes and storms
In Oedipus Rex, what will fix the problems of Thebes, according to Creon (who consulted Apollo's shrine)?
Discovering and punishing the murderer of the previous king of Thebes
In Oedipus Rex, there are rumors that Laius was killed by what kind of person?
In Oedipus Rex, whom does Teiresias accuse of Laius's murder?
In Oedipus Rex, whom does Oedipus suspect of being jealous and trying to usurp his power?
In Oedipus Rex, what brave deed does Oedipus perform for the city that the chorus has always remembered?
He deposed the Sphinx
In Oedipus Rex, why does Creon contend that he would never want to be king?
Because he is so close to Oedipus and Jocasta, he has the power of ruling without the negative sides
In Oedipus Rex, what did Laius do to his son, according to Jocasta?
Tied his ankles together and ordered his men to abandon him to die
In Oedipus Rex, at what location was Laius killed?
Where three roads meet
In Oedipus Rex, what does Oedipus remember doing as he traveled to Thebes for the first time?
Killing a man who was rude to him
In Oedipus Rex, what news from Corinth does a messenger bring?
Polybus, king of Corinth is dead
In Oedipus Rex, why does Oedipus fear his mother?
There is a prophecy that he will sleep with his mother
In Oedipus Rex, what does the messenger from Corinth reveal to Oedipus about Polybus and Merope?
They are his adopted parents
In Oedipus Rex, why do Jocasta and the servant not want Oedipus to find out the truth?
They realize that the truth will hurt him
In Oedipus Rex, who is Oedipus's biological father?
In Oedipus Rex, how does Jocasta die?
She kills herself
In Oedipus Rex, why does Oedipus rip the brooches off of Jocasta's clothes?
He uses them to blind herself
In Oedipus Rex, what favor does Oedipus ask of Creon at the end of the play?
To care for Oedipus's daughters
In Oedipus Rex, who is in charge of Thebes at the end of the play?
In Oedipus Rex, what is the most dominant literary device?
In the summary of Antigone, what do we learn is Antigone's crime against Thebes?
Burying her brother Polyneices
In the passage you read from Antigone, to what does Antigone ironically compare her tomb?
Her bridal suite
In Antigone, which of these characters does not defend Antigone (until it is too late)?
According to the summary of Antigone, who is still alive at the conclusion of Antigone?
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