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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. Don Juan tells Castaneda it takes a long time to learn about ___________.
(a) Death
(b) Life
(c) Plants
(d) Animals

2. Don Juan points out that Castaneda walks in a ___________ way and that it will harm his learning.
(a) Casual
(b) Debilitating
(c) Forceful
(d) Slouched

3. The fact that __________ is stalking Castaneda leaves no room for doubt or for remorse.
(a) Peyote
(b) Pride
(c) La Catalina
(d) Death

4. What does Castaneda eat, though it nauseates him and Don Juan laughs hysterically as he does eat this creature?
(a) Rat
(b) Bird
(c) Snake
(d) Cactus

5. Don Juan believes the _____________ is looking for Castaneda.
(a) Peyote spirit
(b) Wind
(c) Rocks
(d) Mountain

Short Answer Questions

1. Castaneda admits he is afraid of thinking about __________.

2. What did Castaneda want to be, but never saw fully realized in his life?

3. What does Don Juan do to indicate that lunch time is over, confusing Castaneda?

4. Don Juan is insistent that the only thing needed is _________ instead of talk.

5. What is the animal Castaneda interacted with when he was under the influence of the peyote?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Castaneda's mistake in not becoming an artist as he wanted to be, according to Don Juan?

2. What does Castaneda think of the way that Don Juan lives?

3. What does Don Juan point out about the water rats they observe the entire morning?

4. Why doesn't Castaneda feel well at the beginning of this chapter?

5. What does Don Juan do with the five quails that the two men capture during the day?

6. What is so magical about a creature that cannot be tracked by ordinary means?

7. What is Don Juan's response to Castaneda's attempts to try to fill in a genealogy chart for Don Juan?

8. Why is Carlos Castaneda seeking the lessons of Don Juan in this book?

9. What is Don Juan's response when Castaneda tells him he will pay Don Juan appropriately for the lessons he will learn?

10. What does Don Juan say is the reason why Castaneda is not quenched by walking with his fingers curled or of the leaves?

(see the answer keys)

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