The Way of the Shaman Quiz | One Week Quiz A

Michael Harner
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 6, Power Practices.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The shamans among Scandinavian Laps often become what?
(a) Bears, reindeer, wolves, and fish.
(b) Whales, fish, polar bears, and elk.
(c) Reindeer, elk, rabbits, and foxes.
(d) Moose, caribou, bears, and rabbits.

2. How does a guardian spirit animal encountered in Lowerworld often communicate with the shaman?
(a) Through a language spoken only in Lowerworld.
(b) Through the spirit of a deceased loved one of the shaman.
(c) By singing a song.
(d) By moving its body in an unusual way.

3. How many guardian animals does a person have in a lifetime?
(a) Two or three.
(b) Only one.
(c) A different one each year.
(d) Many.

4. What does the author tell an aspiring shaman to do upon returning from his or her first journey?
(a) Immediately stand and walk around.
(b) Describe the journey aloud.
(c) Go to sleep.
(d) Drink a glass of water.

5. Many traditions speak of the mythical past when animals could:
(a) Talk to people.
(b) Walk upright.
(c) Transform into other beings.
(d) Travel between worlds.

Short Answer Questions

1. In stories of Coyote or Raven, for example, the shaman's connection with the guardian spirit is with what?

2. How does the 1562 book, "Natural Magick," make reference to shamans?

3. When the Coastal Salish wear masks and dance their spirit guardians, what does Harner call this practice?

4. What do various cultures report noticing the shaman give off when in a shamanic state of consciousness?

5. What do the Jivaro do so that newborns can see their guardians?

(see the answer key)

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