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Terence McKenna
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is produced by language?
(a) Ideas.
(b) Fiction.
(c) People.
(d) Reality.

2. What does psilocybin have a catalytic effect on?
(a) The linguistic impulse.
(b) The auditory impulse.
(c) The optical impulses.
(d) All of these.

3. Why would mushrooms have been especially noticeable on the African grasslands?
(a) Their inviting smell.
(b) Their colors would have been intriguing.
(c) All of these.
(d) None of these.

4. What used to be considered 'god' and what do we call it now?
(a) The ego.
(b) Conscience.
(c) None of these.
(d) Karma.

5. What do psychoactive plants allow a shaman to do?
(a) To feel good about himself.
(b) To inflate their ego.
(c) Allow the healer to journey into an invisible realm of natural magic.
(d) To manipulate the environment.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the dancing shamans have in their hands and sticking out of their bodies?

2. What is the notion of illegal plants?

3. What according to McKenna seems to be the unique characteristic of the hominids?

4. What artistic style does a painting from Inaouanrhat in the Tassili resemble?

5. What is shamanism?

Short Essay Questions

1. In what ways has Catal Huyuk puzzled archeologists?

2. What is the difference between a dominator society and a partnership society?

3. What did the Natufian culture bring to Palestine?

4. What happened to the potential of ibogaine?

5. What does John Pfeiffer observe about Upper Paleolithic art?

6. What is Tasili n Ajjer famous for?

7. The knowledge of what mystery was lost and what was the affect on humanity of this loss?

8. What are the two active chemical compounds in the Fly Agaric mushroom?

9. What would a culture that shifted back to being plant based be beneficial to today's culture?

10. How can the Stropharia cubensis mushroom be seen as both male and female?

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