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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 was the newest and most addictive drug introduced to society?
2. What is the snake a symbol of regarding shamanic convention?
3. When did cocaine and heroin become illegal in the USA?
4. How did Albert Hoffman ingest LSD?
5. How big was the tea industry in England?
Short Essay Questions
1. How did the mystery get abandoned?
2. What did LSD do to the population, and how did it bring about the sixties?
3. If cannabis was legal, what would it do to influence social structure?
4. What is the difference between ayahuasca and DMT hallucinations?
5. In what areas were promising results revealed in LSD medicine?
6. What was indicative of an influx in feminine values?
7. What were the first of the Europeans to outlaw tobacco? What affect did this have on consumption?
8. What are some main issues regarding sugar addiction? What about production?
9. In what ways is alcohol a problem for society?
10. What are the downsides to coffee addiction?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the book. What bias is presented in its layout? How does it display this bias in its representation? In what ways could the book have been given a more two sided approach? What would have been your opinion of it had this been the case?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the current state of drug control. Do you think the model of regulation is effective? Why or why not? What should the government do about the 'drug problem' in America? Do you think McKenna was on the right track when he said that drugs should be legalized? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
McKenna compared the dissection of corpses to learn anatomy similar to the expansion of the mind to learn why human beings exist. Although one was punished as witchcraft, students still risked imprisonment and death to advance their knowledge. McKenna argues that humanity should continue to experiment with hallucinogens in modern times. Do you support this position? Why or why not? How is this an interesting concept to approach? Why would it have to be approached cautiously?
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