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) As demonic and an imprisoning shell.
(b) None of these.
(c) As a comfort and an equal.
(d) As a friend and confidant.

2. What mystery cult(s) existed on Crete in the fourth century, BC?
(a) Dionysian.
(b) Neither of these.
(c) Eleusinian.
(d) Both of these.

3. Why is the legalization of marijuana a complex issue?
(a) It creates a lack of fear in the government and social establishments.
(b) It might cause people to address ego dominant values and even change them.
(c) It might cause people to rise up in the face of injustice.
(d) It might cause people to challenge authority more.

4. Demeter was the goddess of what, according to the Greeks?
(a) Neither of these.
(b) Poppies.
(c) Grain.
(d) Both of these.

5. What supports the theory that the Eleusinian drink was ergotized beer?
(a) At the Eleusis festival, grain was very important.
(b) Ergot is a source of powerful alkaloids that can cause hallucinations.
(c) Sir Arthur Evans unearthed vessels adorned with ears of barley.
(d) All of these.

6. What is the main problem with this theory?
(a) Ergot causes madness.
(b) Ergot is addictive.
(c) Ergot causes blindness.
(d) Ergot is toxic.

7. Who could claim the dubious distinction of introducing slavery into the new world?
(a) The British.
(b) The Spanish.
(c) The French.
(d) The Italians.

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

9. Under which science was to advance our knowledge of hallucinogenics?
(a) Sociology.
(b) Psychiatry.
(c) Chemistry.
(d) Botany.

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

11. What kind of substance is honey?
(a) Preserving.
(b) Magical.
(c) Purifying.
(d) All of these.

12. What did the sugar craze promote and cause to further promote itself?
(a) All of these.
(b) Cocoa.
(c) Coffee.
(d) Tea.

13. Cannabis is second only to which plant in promoting partnership?
(a) Amanita muscaria.
(b) Stropharia cubensis.
(c) Opium.
(d) Mushrooms.

14. What was the present mode of culturally acceptable recreational drug use?
(a) With friends in a sensory deprived environment.
(b) In a crowded environment with loud noise and lots of distractions.
(c) All of these.
(d) Alone and in a sensory deprived environment.

15. When is Cannabis akin to a hallucinogen?
(a) All of these.
(b) When hashish is smoked.
(c) When hashish is eaten.
(d) When the plant itself is smoked.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was likely to be America's greatest agricultural product?

2. What Canadian psychologist(s) found that patients treated for alcoholism with LSD improved?

3. What is in the typical American diet?

4. What were hemp preparations in wine used for?

5. When did chocolate reach France and England?

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