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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the young man who Castaneda sees hurrying carrying in his arms?
2. Whatever the song Castaneda has learned is for the _____________ to clarify.
3. What kind of song does Mescalito teach to Castaneda on the third night?
4. What does Castaneda do when he finally sees the real Matus before him?
5. What does Matus diagnose as being the problem with Castaneda?
Essay Topic 1
Sometimes the experiences Castaneda has during this story are seemingly times when he goes mad or loses control of his senses.
Part 1: Describe the scene in which Castaneda is playing with the black dog.
Part 2: Do you think this black dog is real? Why or why not?
Part 3: What are some other explanations for the presence of the black dog in this scene?
Essay Topic 2
A skeptic might have troubles believing the events which take place in this book, according to Castaneda's notes.
Part 1: Describe one peyote experience of Castaneda's.
Part 2: Do you think these events Castaneda documented actually happened? Why or why not?
Part 3: In what ways do you think Castaneda could have made his descriptions more convincing? Or is what he wrote enough?
Essay Topic 3
The Jimson Weed is said to give its user feelings of power and of total domination over others, which can make men change in positive and in negative ways.
Part 1: How is power defined in relation to Jimson Weed? What kinds of power does the weed provide?
Part 2: Why is this feeling of power something that is harmful to those who utilize the weed?
Part 3: Why do you think this plant is used in order to teach students if it is also something which might corrupt them?
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