The Power of Silence: Further Lessons of Don Juan Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. To whom does Don Juan compare himself, in relation to the way he asks questions of his teacher?

2. What did Elias think about the man who was seducing a woman's servant in the field?

3. How many eyes does the mysterious figure have, the one that Don Juan can see, though no one else can?

4. What was the old man's wife's profession, which is why Julian wanted them to take in Don Juan?

5. As _____ approached, Elias was able to see Julian's true nature, as a person who was able to change their appearance many times.

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the aims of the nagual, according to Carlos when he introduces the book?

2. What happened after Don Juan was imprisoned on a hacienda, but then attempts to escape from this situation?

3. What does sorcery allow a person to do with the energy which is present in the world, according to the teachings of Don Juan?

4. What is the purpose of every act of a nagual, according to the teachings of Don Juan?

5. What did Elias have to do in order to prevent Julian from dying, according to the teachings of Don Juan?

6. What was the purpose of Carlos and Don Juan going to the cave, according to the writings in the book?

7. What does Spirit do when it has trouble reestablishing link with humans and their intent?

8. What were the two places in which Elias was thought to have inhabited with his gift of being able to be in two places at once?

9. What is the physical transformation that Belisario is taking on when he interacts with Don Juan?

10. What are the abstract cores which Don Juan begins to teach to Carlos during this section?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

It's a given in the story that the world is made up of energy and that these fields of energy impact the actions of those who live in the world.

Part 1: Do you agree that the world is made up of energy fields?

Part 2: How do you think the world might change if there was no concept of energy in the world?

Part 3: Why do you think energy fields are a concept which can be understood by Carlos? Or isn't this understandable for him?

Essay Topic 2

Don Juan teaches Carlos through the stories he tells, rather than teaching specific lessons.

Part 1: Why do you think stories are used instead of actual lessons?

Part 2: Do you think you learn better from stories or from lessons from a teacher?

Part 3: How do you think stories are able to teach better than a lesson as you might learn from a book?

Essay Topic 3

Just moving one's assemblage point is enough, it seems, to become a sorcerer.

Part 1: Why is it important for a sorcerer to know how to move one's assemblage point?

Part 2: What do you think an assemblage point in your current life experience?

Part 3: Do you think you have the qualities necessary to become a sorcerer?

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