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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) Gold.
(b) Opium.
(c) Tobacco.
(d) Corn.

2. Who had the ability to convey the visionary power of opium?
(a) Thomas De Quincey.
(b) Timothy Leary.
(c) Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
(d) Piranesi.

3. What had sugar been known for centuries as?
(a) All of these.
(b) A rare treat.
(c) A rare sweetener.
(d) A rare medicinal substance.

4. 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.

5. What was made by Raymond Lully?
(a) Brandy.
(b) Scotch.
(c) Bourbon.
(d) Vodka.

6. What did the Maya use cacao beans for?
(a) Both of these.
(b) Trade.
(c) Neither of these.
(d) Currency.

7. Psilocybin mushrooms stain which color when bruised or broken?
(a) Bluish.
(b) Grayish.
(c) Greenish.
(d) Reddish.

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

9. What treaty legalized opium traffic in China?
(a) Treaty of Tentsin.
(b) Treaty of Tentsin.
(c) Treaty of Tientsin.
(d) Treaty of Telentsin.

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

11. Who was histories first death from opium overdose?
(a) Avicenna.
(b) Avarcinta.
(c) Avincina.
(d) Avarcinna.

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

13. 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.

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

15. What Canadian psychologist(s) found that patients treated for alcoholism with LSD improved?
(a) Abram Hoffer.
(b) Both of these.
(c) Humphrey Osmond.
(d) Neither of these.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was famed to be the father of chemotherapy?

2. What was No. 4 China White?

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

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

5. What was the splendor of the past based largely on?

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