Journey to Ixtlan: The Lessons of Don Juan Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the person that Castaneda stays with when Don Juan goes off to do an errand?

2. Don Juan tells Castaneda: "The secret is not in what you do ________________, but rather in what you don't do."

3. Don Juan says that the storing of _________ is a personal thing that he cannot define or explain.

4. What is the yellow mass that Castaneda is told to stare at when he and Don Juan go to the desert?

5. The two men leave Castaneda on the mountain to decide whether he feels ready to keep his ___________.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

The different images of Don Juan confuse the men who see him shift from one image to the next as the men relate their stories to each other.

Part 1: What do you think the significance is of each of the costumes that Don Juan seems to wear?

Part 2: Why do you think the image was different for each man?

Part 3: Why do you think Castaneda is convinced that his view was the right one?

Essay Topic 2

Between Don Juan and Castaneda is a trust that seems to allow their work to be successful, even when it doesn't appear to do anything.

Part 1: Why do you think Castaneda trusts Don Juan during these lessons?

Part 2: What might happen if Castaneda didn't trust Don Juan or vice versa?

Part 3: Why is trust so important to have between these two men as they work together?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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