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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the snake a symbol of regarding shamanic convention?
2. How big was the tea industry in England?
3. Who had the ability to convey the visionary power of opium?
4. In what year was a full years worth of opium sent up in smoke in China?
5. When was the hypodermic syringe invented?
Short Essay Questions
1. In what ways is alcohol a problem for society?
2. What are some main issues regarding sugar addiction? What about production?
3. What likely caused the fall of Catal Huyuk, and where did its inhabitants go?
4. How did the mystery get abandoned?
5. What motifs of a barely remembered mushroom cult are evident in the story of Glaukos?
6. What was the difference in the tobacco's smoked by the natives in South America and the tobacco cultivated in Europe?
7. What are the downsides to coffee addiction?
8. What things occurred in the fermentation process of the grape? What happened spiritually?
9. Why is the use of the coca plant in the Amazon seen as a food?
10. What is the reasonable course of action regarding substance use?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss alcohol consumption. How is it one of the most prevalent substances to induce intoxication on the market? What characteristic lends it it's stability in the consumerist marketplace? What is the problem with prolonged consumption?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss your regard of the book. Did it challenge the way you view society and its function? Why or why not? In what regard does it give you some new and interesting information to challenge your current perception?
Essay Topic 3
McKenna makes the argument that humans are pre-programmed to search out forms of intoxication. Do you agree or disagree with this assessment? What arguments other than those of McKenna do you have to support your position?
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