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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. What is made of equal portions of Datura seeds and the weevils that live off of them?
(a) Smoke.
(b) Soup.
(c) Paste.
(d) Coffee.

2. What is repulsing and frightening to him in one of the places he has marked?
(a) A dead rat.
(b) A sound.
(c) A force.
(d) A dead spider.

3. What is NOT one of the plants that Matus and Castaneda use within this text?
(a) Mushrooms.
(b) Peyote.
(c) Jimson Weed.
(d) Marijuana.

4. Who is Matus' benefactor's ally, as introduced to Castaneda in this chapter?
(a) Peyote.
(b) Jimson Weed.
(c) Marijuana.
(d) Mushrooms.

5. Who is not to participate in the cutting or in the digging of the plants?
(a) Women.
(b) Matus.
(c) Castaneda.
(d) Children.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the spot that makes Castaneda feel frightened?

2. Matus announces that he has _________ in order to find out Castaneda's intentions.

3. Matus says that one should approach knowledge as one approaches __________.

4. What does Matus find ridiculous to suggest, as Castaneda does, as they are Mescalito's guests?

5. The spot that makes Castaneda feel comfortable is called his ______________.

Short Essay Questions

1. Why must the mixture previously collected and entrusted to Castaneda be used as soon as possible?

2. Describe the details of Castaneda's final encounter with Mescalito.

3. What does Castaneda see when he wakes up beside his plant?

4. How does Datura enslave her followers, according to Castaneda?

5. What does Matus have to say about the smoke mixture that Castaneda is preparing on his own now?

6. Where are Castaneda and the six Indians driving to when he arrives at Matus' home on August 4, 1961?

7. What is the advice Matus gives to Castaneda as he is being tested to see if he is worthy of Mescalito?

8. Why does Matus believe the Devil's Weed must like Castaneda very much?

9. Describe how Castaneda feels after smoking the mixture in Matus' pipe.

10. What does Castaneda do with the dog he sees while he is taking the mescalitos?

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