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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. In the Native American tradition, the woodpecker is a bird connected with the ___________ of the Earth itself.
2. The author also suggests ___________ at parks and at nature centers to be closer to animals.
3. To the ancient alchemists, the ___________ was a bird which was a symbol of sublimation.
4. A study of the __________ will provide some insight into the energies often associated with the bird.
5. In alchemy, the vulture was a symbol of sublimation as it closely resembled the _________.
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the warning that Andrews gives in relation to the idea of calling one's totem animal to himself?
2. What is one of the reasons why turkey vultures seem to have such odd heads?
3. What is the status of the turkey vulture - is it a scavenger or a predator when it's out in the wild?
4. What does it mean when Andrews talks about the idea of an animal being transitory in nature?
5. Are cats considered to be high maintenance, according to the author's description of house cats?
6. Why does Andrews believe the vulture to be a patient hunter? What qualities does the vulture have?
7. What happens during the house cat's cycle of power, according to the author?
8. What happens as a result of the bobcat's accurate sensors about energy and other people?
9. What does Andrews say is very helpful when it comes to establishing a relationship with a totem animal?
10. What are some of the ways in which the astral plane might be described to another person?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The animal rites that the author suggests in this book can be intensified with knowledge and music.
Part 1: How do you feel about doing animal rites for a totem animal?
Part 2: Why do you think people do rites for animals they feel to be sacred?
Part 3: Do you think you would ever do a rite for an animal? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Andrews points out that it doesn't necessarily matter why a person is drawn to one animal or another.
Part 1: Why might a person be drawn to one animal rather than another in their lives?
Part 2: How do you think a person's affection for certain animals changes over their life time?
Part 3: Do you think it's possible to be drawn to many animals over the course of one's life?
Essay Topic 3
The prayer stick is something described by the author is a ritual tool for power and guidance.
Part 1: Do you think that prayer sticks are helpful within rituals?
Part 2: How do you think a person decides to choose items to put on a prayer stick?
Part 3: What might you put on a prayer stick if you were to make one for yourself? Why do you choose these items or decorations?
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