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G+R CL 3196 Midterm: Chap1 MCQ's and Fill in the blanks
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Greek and Roman Classics
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GRC 2011
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Robin Mitchell- Boyask

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1. How far back do the classical myths date?
To before the introduction of writing and even farther back.
2. Which of the following is among the words used in the most elemental definition of myth?
Traditional
3. Which of the following mythical figures did Socrates compare himself to as a way of illustrating his
own behavior?
Achilles
4. What was the point of the phrase "The myth of Oedipus is the complex of all the variants"?
Myths appear to us in a number of different versions, no one of which can be said to be more authentic
than another.
5. Which of the following would NOT be an example of an etiological divine myth?
After his quest, Perseus went on to found Mycenae
6. In which of the following areas of inquiry into myth would anthropology play the greatest role?
The recording and compiling of a given culture’s myths
7. What was the context for the key statement in this chapter: "Truly, in studying the history of the
interpretation of myth we study more how peoples's prejudgments have changed than we study myth
itself."
Interpreters of myth tend to find in it what they want to.
8. Which of the following is the principal source for what we have of ancient myth?
Literature
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1. How far back do the classical myths date? To before the introduction of writing and even farther back. 2. Which of the following is among the words used in the most elemental definition of myth? Traditional 3. Which of the following mythical figures did Socrates compare himself to as a way of illustrating his own behavior? Achilles 4. What was the point of the phrase The myth of Oedipus is the complex of all the variants? Myths appear to us in a number of different versions, no one of which can be said to be more authentic than another. 5. Which of the following would NOT be an examp
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