Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is Castaneda studying at the University of California, Los Angeles?
2. What happens to the answer in #45 as it drinks?
3. Who does Castaneda see carrying a large knapsack?
4. Castaneda should focus on his _________ rather than on his fear.
5. What does he use for the spot where the porch turns from chartreuse to other colors?
Short Essay Questions
1. What area does Castaneda mark with his jacket?
2. Two years after accepting an apprentice, what does Matus prepare to do with Castaneda?
3. What does Castaneda do when he realizes the figure walking out of the house is not his mentor?
4. What has Matus decided Castaneda is ready to endure?
5. Why must the mixture previously collected and entrusted to Castaneda be used as soon as possible?
6. How does Datura enslave her followers, according to Castaneda?
7. What is the question Castaneda asks of the lizards as he was instructed not to ask anything personal the first time?
8. Why does Castaneda know more about Mescalito than Matus does?
9. What happens when Castaneda's guide and helper arranges a meeting between Castaneda and Matus?
10. Describe the details of Castaneda's final encounter with Mescalito.
The idea of having good intentions is something that factors into each session Matus and Castaneda share.
Part 1: Compare the intentions for Matus and Castaneda for at least two sessions they share.
Part 2: Why is it important to have a strong intention for the work the two men are sharing?
Part 3: What do you think might have happened if Castaneda did not have a strong intention for the work he does?
The work with Mescalito is intense and in the end quite satisfying for Castaneda.
Part 1: Describe two of the experiences Castaneda has with Mescalito.
Part 2: Does Mescalito seem to be helping Castaneda in his questions and in his lessons? Why or why not?
Part 3: Is Mescalito a separate entity or is it something that is within Castaneda? How did you come to your answer?
One of the things many readers question about the book Castaneda writes is its validity. After all, the reader is not there to see whether these events actually took place.
Part 1: Cite some details in the story that might make a reader question the truthfulness of this story.
Part 2: Cite some details in the story that might make a reader more convinced the events actually took place.
Part 3: Does it matter if the events in the story actually happened? Why or why not?
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