Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Don Juan tells Castaneda that one can stop ______________ at the drop of a hat.
2. Don Juan lets Castaneda know that he has no ____________, which confuses Castaneda.
3. The fact that __________ is stalking Castaneda leaves no room for doubt or for remorse.
4. Don Juan tells Castaneda that if they had kept more of the animals, the shrubs and the other animals would have united to __________.
5. Don Juan tells Castaneda his eyes will make him ____________ a good resting place.
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Don Juan say that a good hunter will always know when someone else has been somewhere?
2. What would have happened if Don Juan had kept all of the quails they had captured?
3. What is the lesson that Castaneda learns from the beetle that comes out a hole inches from his face?
4. What is the purpose of the trip the men are taking to the mountain range?
5. What is Castaneda's response to Don Juan's question about why he was lying when they first met.
6. What does Don Juan say the wind's identity truly is, rather than just being a part of nature's actions?
7. What does Don Juan's intimidating glance cause Castaneda to do before he approaches him again?
8. What is the lesson of this chapter for Castaneda, according to Don Juan?
9. Why is Castaneda left on the mountain as the other two men walk away into the distance?
10. What is the point of the loud siren sounds that Don Juan begins to make at Castaneda?
The encounter with the coyote is one that is shocking and thrilling to the reader and to Castaneda in his retelling, it seems.
Part 1: Why was Castaneda sent out to go alone to the mountains until his body tells him to quit?
Part 2: Why is the coyote an important figure or image for Castaneda to see?
Part 3: Is the coyote real or is it a hallucination? Why?
The idea of 'not-doing' is one that is foreign to many people as our lives are centered on getting more and more done, it seems.
Part 1: How would you define the idea of 'not-doing' in the modern world?
Part 2: Why is 'not-doing' so important for the work that Don Juan and Castaneda are doing?
Part 3: What might happen if 'not-doing' was not a part of the lessons that Castaneda receives?
Within the search for power, Don Juan tells Castaneda he must also be accessible to power, which seems to go against previous lessons in some ways.
Part 1: Why is it important for a person to be accessible to power, according to Don Juan?
Part 2: How does being accessible to power conflict with the idea of being less accessible? Can you have both in your life? Why or why not?
Part 3: What is the purpose of being accessible to power? What are the benefits to Castaneda?
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