Food of the Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge Test | Final Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How had the natural world come to be seen by the late Roman times?
(a) None of these.
(b) As a friend and confidant.
(c) As a comfort and an equal.
(d) As demonic and an imprisoning shell.

2. What was the difference between the tobacco of the Classical Maya and that of which was distributed in Europe?
(a) It was hallucinogenic.
(b) It induced a state of ecstasy.
(c) It was far more addictive.
(d) It was euphoric.

3. When was the Doors of Perception written?
(a) 1954.
(b) 1944.
(c) 1984.
(d) 1964.

4. What was the first and most immediate payoff of the New World?
(a) Tobacco.
(b) Gold.
(c) Corn.
(d) Opium.

5. Why did the Japanese produce vast amounts of opium and heroin for distribution in China?
(a) To create a distraction for the people.
(b) To manipulate the government into fixing the problem.
(c) To gain a profit.
(d) To make the Chinese population too weak to resist occupation.

6. Where do the 'old ways' still reside?
(a) Midwifery.
(b) Herbalism.
(c) In all of these.
(d) Alchemy.

7. What did LSD do?
(a) It creates a lust for peace and trust.
(b) It create social apathy.
(c) Dissolves the social machinery through which it moves.
(d) It dissolves the gender barrier.

8. On what day was tobacco first introduced into Europe?
(a) December 8, 1652.
(b) November 2, 1492.
(c) November 3, 1492.
(d) November 2, 1493.

9. What was the juice expelled from poppies used to treat in Saxon England?
(a) Headaches.
(b) Both of these.
(c) Sleeplessness.
(d) Neither of these.

10. During the golden age of Athens, how many of the population were slaves?
(a) Three quarters.
(b) Two thirds.
(c) Three in four.
(d) One half.

11. What was the last bastion(s) of paganism?
(a) Both of these.
(b) Neither of these.
(c) Marcionites.
(d) Valentinians.

12. What was likely to be America's greatest agricultural product?
(a) Oranges.
(b) Marijuana.
(c) Corn.
(d) Hemp.

13. What was likely to never be anticipated by the government agencies when they introduced cocaine?
(a) The social backlash when it was made illegal.
(b) The problems in regards to the appeal of the drug.
(c) The problems with quitting the drug.
(d) The social virulence of the drug.

14. What myth or story is explained in this chapter?
(a) The one of King Minos.
(b) The one of Glaukos.
(c) The one of Persephone.
(d) The one of Polyidos.

15. Why were the stimulant properties in coffee and tea the ideal drug of the industrial revolution?
(a) Neither of these.
(b) They provided an energy lift.
(c) Both of these.
(d) They enabled people to work at repetitive tasks.

Short Answer Questions

1. How big was the tea industry in England?

2. What ended the glorification of nature and the planet as supreme spiritual forces?

3. Where did the Goddess survive long after the dominator style had been in place everywhere else?

4. What is the most powerful of all hallucinogens?

5. Where were women paid to produce as many children as possible?

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