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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 does he use for the spot where the porch turns from chartreuse to other colors?
(a) Jacket.
(b) Towel.
(c) Book.
(d) Shoe.

2. What are honguitos, the things Matus and Castaneda have to travel five days in order to find?
(a) Jimson Weed.
(b) Deep roots.
(c) Marijuana.
(d) Mushrooms.

3. Who does Castaneda see carrying a large knapsack?
(a) The blackbird.
(b) A young man.
(c) Matus.
(d) La Catalina.

4. Jimson Weed and Mushrooms are used to acquire __________.
(a) Insanity.
(b) Money.
(c) Physical strength.
(d) Allies.

5. What does Diablero mean, as Matus defines it in the course of the story?
(a) Dog ally.
(b) Plant guide.
(c) Medicine man.
(d) Shape shifter.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Castaneda receive in order to mash and to soak it overnight?

2. What is NOT one of the plants that Matus and Castaneda use within this text?

3. What does Castaneda gain from not being able to study with Matus for longer period of time?

4. This new ally can distort men by giving them a taste of ___________ too soon without fortifying their hearts.

5. Whose house do the group of Indians and Castaneda go to in the dingy white truck?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do people keep Mescalito in a bag fastened around their arm or neck?

2. Describe the appearance of the two lizards that Matus shows to Castaneda.

3. What will a person gain if they take Datura's second portion at least twenty times?

4. What happens when Castaneda's guide and helper arranges a meeting between Castaneda and Matus?

5. What question does Matus initially refuse to answer, saying that it is inappropriate for ordinary conversations?

6. What is the test Matus has for Castaneda in order to determine if he dares to meet Mescalito?

7. What does Matus claim is proof that the Jimson Weed likes Castaneda?

8. Why does Matus grow angry with Castaneda after his experience?

9. What does Matus not like about Jimson Weed, the next plant that Castaneda and he explore together?

10. What are the differences between the male and the female Jimson Weed plants?

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