The Hero's Journey: Campbell's Archetype


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What term did Joseph Campbell use to identify the cross-cultural story formula for a hero's journey?

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1. Which of these is NOT one of the main phases Campbell identified as part of the Hero's Journey?

2. The broadly recurring pattern of superhuman or otherwise extraordinary exploits and individuals is known as what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combination covers the components of Joseph Campbell's theory on the recurring pattern of heroes' adventures found throughout literature, also known as the Hero's Journey. You'll be prompted to answer questions about the stages and examples of the Hero's Journey when taking the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will let you see how well you understand the following aspects:

  • The key term used to describe the formula for the Hero's Journey
  • Names of the phases that take place in each journey
  • Term for the pattern of the extraordinary adventures of the hero
  • How imagery is used in 'The Belly of the Whale'
  • The stage that Campbell felt was most entertaining

Skills Practiced

Students who use this quiz and worksheet will utilize the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Hero's Journey lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of the hero archetype
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as monomyth and hero archetype
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the Hero's Journey

Additional Learning

To discover more about Campbell's theory, visit the lesson on the Hero's Journey. There, you can accomplish the following objectives:

  • Understand Campbell's theory of the universal formula for the hero's story
  • Identify each step of the Hero's Journey and its significance
  • Find out which characteristics are commonly built into the hero
  • Learn about how imagery can be used in the Hero's Journey