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

2. 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.

3. What is more addictive than either crack cocaine or heroin?
(a) Methanphetamines.
(b) There is nothing more addictive than crack cocaine or heroin.
(c) No. 4 China White.
(d) None of these.

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

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

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

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

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

9. What would separate the psychoactive alkaloids from those that are deadly in ergotized grain?
(a) The fermentation process of the grain.
(b) Macerating the grain in wine.
(c) Macerating the grain in pigs fat.
(d) Macerating the grain in water.

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

11. What had caused the abandonment of Catal Huyuk?
(a) Disease.
(b) All of these.
(c) Fires.
(d) Drought.

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

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

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

15. Where is the narcotic power in the cannabis plant?
(a) In the male of the species.
(b) In both of these.
(c) In neither of these.
(d) In the female of the species.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What were hemp preparations in wine used for?

3. How did Albert Hoffman ingest LSD?

4. What described the classification of 'hard drugs'?

5. Psilocybin mushrooms stain which color when bruised or broken?

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