The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Castaneda must remember the order in which he stacks the _____ as this will have to be repeated going forward.

2. How many buttons does Mescalito tell Castaneda to consume after Castaneda calls the name Mescalito has given him?

3. The worlds of ______ and men overlap, but a crack opens and closes between them.

4. What does Castaneda realize he has forgotten after spending 90 minutes searching for the lizards?

5. Matus does not want a description of Castaneda's experience because he has not traveled anywhere or ______________.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

In the story, Castaneda is slowly led to the answers he is looking for, through the careful instruction by Matus. At times, the lessons are quite difficult and at other times, they can seem like common sense.

Part 1: Describe the process in which Castaneda has to collect the ingredients to make his own smoke.

Part 2: Why is it important for Castaneda to learn this long and drawn out process?

Part 3: Why do you think the process of learning about smoke mixture creation is so long and detailed?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

The lessons Castaneda learns during this story are many, both from the medicines he takes and the discussions with Matus.

Part 1: List at least three lessons Castaneda has learned from his work with Matus.

Part 2: How has Castaneda changed as a person since beginning the work with Matus?

Part 3: Do you think Castaneda is forever changed by his experiences? Why or why not?

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