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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. This chapter begins on Friday, June 23, 1961 after a year of sidestepping the topic of ____________.
(a) Peyote.
(b) Jimson Weed.
(c) Marijuana.
(d) Mushrooms.

2. How many years pass after accepting an apprenticeship does Matus prepare to initiate Castaneda to ally powers?
(a) 4.
(b) 1.
(c) 3.
(d) 2.

3. In what state does Matus reside, as Castaneda arrives there on August 4, 1961?
(a) New Mexico.
(b) Nevada.
(c) California.
(d) Arizona.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is shockingly difficult to awaken to as Castaneda finds out?

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

3. Breaking or losing a pipe will mean ___________ for the person who causes harm.

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

5. What changes when Castaneda moves to a particular spot on the porch?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the question Castaneda asks of the lizards as he was instructed not to ask anything personal the first time?

2. What are the four 'heads' of Jimson Weed, or Devil's Weed?

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

4. What is the name that Matus gives to his own teacher and what does it mean?

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

6. Why does Matus declare all is well the next evening after Castaneda has taken the buttons?

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

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

9. Once someone knows Mescalito well, what does 'he' appear as?

10. What does Castaneda begin to experience by the sixth cycle of taking dry buttons?

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