Mf Prelims Q2: What Is Myth? Crash Course Mythology 1

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  • 1. 

    Read and analyze: " If the myth you have read is a different form, it means that the story is using only one of the many references for such story."What does this mean?

    • A.

      Myths are open to many interpretations.

    • B.

      Myths are very old and exists in different versions.

    • C.

      Myths don't have nameable authors.

    • D.

      Myths doesn't have a clear working definition.

    Correct Answer
    B. Myths are very old and exists in different versions.
    Explanation
    This means that if you come across a myth that is presented in a different form or version, it indicates that there are multiple variations or retellings of the same story. It suggests that myths have been passed down through generations and have evolved over time, resulting in different versions of the same myth existing.

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  • 2. 

    Read and analyze: " Are myths record of historical facts? Deliberate fictions? Ways of understanding incomprehensible events? Misunderstanding?"What does this mean?

    • A.

      Myths are very old and exists in different versions.

    • B.

      Myths don't have nameable authors.

    • C.

      Myths are open to many interpretations.

    • D.

      Myths doesn't have a clear working definition.

    Correct Answer
    C. Myths are open to many interpretations.
    Explanation
    The answer "Myths are open to many interpretations" means that myths can be understood and interpreted in various ways. They are not fixed or limited to a single meaning or explanation. Different individuals or cultures may have different understandings or interpretations of the same myth. This suggests that myths are flexible and can be interpreted based on personal or cultural perspectives, allowing for a range of meanings and understandings.

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  • 3. 

    Read and analyze: " We do not know who originated myths, or how, or why."What does this mean?

    • A.

      Myths are very old and exists in different versions.

    • B.

      Myths don't have nameable authors.

    • C.

      Myths are open to many interpretations.

    • D.

      Myths doesn't have a clear working definition.

    Correct Answer
    B. Myths don't have nameable authors.
    Explanation
    The statement "We do not know who originated myths, or how, or why" suggests that myths do not have nameable authors. This means that the creators of myths are unknown, and it is unclear how and why these myths were created. This implies that myths are not the result of deliberate authorship, but rather have been passed down through generations and have evolved over time.

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  • 4. 

    Read and analyze: " When we use the term MYTH to mean something that is not true, we can come away with the explanation of MYTH as a story that is false and not to be taken seriously but myths have been taken seriously..."What does this mean?

    • A.

      Myths are very old and exists in different versions.

    • B.

      Myths don't have nameable authors.

    • C.

      Myths are open to many interpretations.

    • D.

      Myths doesn't have a clear working definition.

    Correct Answer
    D. Myths doesn't have a clear working definition.
    Explanation
    The given answer, "Myths doesn't have a clear working definition," is supported by the statement that "we can come away with the explanation of MYTH as a story that is false and not to be taken seriously." This suggests that the term "myth" is used in a colloquial sense to refer to something that is not true, rather than having a precise and universally accepted definition. Therefore, it can be concluded that myths do not have a clear working definition.

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  • 5. 

    Two primary characteristics of myths:

    • A.

      Staying power

    • B.

      Strength

    • C.

      Significance

    • D.

      Character

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Staying power
    C. Significance
    Explanation
    Myths are characterized by their significance and staying power. Significance refers to the importance or meaning that myths hold within a particular culture or society. They often convey deep truths, values, or beliefs that are relevant to the people who believe in them. Staying power refers to the longevity and enduring nature of myths. They have the ability to withstand the test of time and continue to be passed down through generations. These two characteristics make myths powerful and influential cultural narratives.

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  • 6. 

    Read and analyze: "Myth is about something important, something about how the world works, how the world gets going, and how things came to be."  This means that myth has its 

    • A.

      Staying power

    • B.

      Strength

    • C.

      Significance

    • D.

      Character

    Correct Answer
    C. Significance
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that myth is not just a fictional story, but it holds importance and relevance in understanding how the world functions, its origins, and the way things exist. Therefore, the correct answer is "significance" as it captures the idea that myth carries a deeper meaning and value in explaining fundamental aspects of the world.

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  • 7. 

    Read and analyze: "Stories have survived for centuries, even millennia, and this is a testament to the deep meaning and functional importance of these stories to the people who hear and tell them."  This means that myth has its 

    • A.

      Staying power

    • B.

      Strength

    • C.

      Significance

    • D.

      Character

    Correct Answer
    A. Staying power
    Explanation
    The passage suggests that stories have been able to endure for centuries and even millennia, indicating their lasting impact and importance to those who listen and share them. This implies that myths, as a type of story, also possess this "staying power" or ability to endure over time. Therefore, the correct answer is staying power.

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  • 8. 

    Read and analyze: "Since many put myths in line with folklores, proper myths only deal with the creation of the world, maybe the universe... "

    • A.

      Real myths are religious or quasi religious

    • B.

      Myths are more of culture

    Correct Answer
    A. Real myths are religious or quasi religious
    Explanation
    The given answer states that real myths are religious or quasi religious. This means that myths are closely connected to religious beliefs and practices. Myths often explain the creation of the world or the universe and are deeply rooted in cultural traditions. They serve as a way to understand and make sense of the world and are often considered sacred or spiritual in nature.

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  • 9. 

    Mythology is a complicated subject.  Check the discipline that it covers (7).

    • A.

      Literature

    • B.

      History

    • C.

      Psychology

    • D.

      Business

    • E.

      Sociology

    • F.

      Anthropology

    • G.

      Religion

    • H.

      Mathematics

    • I.

      Science

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Literature
    B. History
    C. Psychology
    E. Sociology
    F. Anthropology
    G. Religion
    I. Science
    Explanation
    Mythology is a subject that covers various disciplines, including literature, history, psychology, sociology, anthropology, religion, and science. These disciplines explore different aspects of mythology, such as its cultural and historical significance, its psychological and sociological implications, its role in literature and storytelling, and its connections to religious beliefs and scientific explanations. Therefore, all of these disciplines are relevant to the study of mythology.

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