The Way of the Shaman Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

Michael Harner
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 2, The Shamanic Journey: Introduction.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. To learn more about shamanism, what does Harner do?
(a) Assembles a team of seven shamans from every corner of the world.
(b) Asks the oldest shaman in the world to mentor him.
(c) Enrolls in a class on shamanism at his community college.
(d) Lives among tribal people to learn their shamanic ways.

2. What does Harner point out about the Lakota Sioux and the Coast Salish tribes?
(a) Are the best natural healers in the world.
(b) Shun the practice of shamanism and instead pass down stories from one generation to the next.
(c) Were the first tribes known to practice shamanism.
(d) They achieve altered states of consciousness without using hallucinogenic substances.

3. How does Harner end his first shamanic journey exercise for the reader?
(a) Sound of a bell.
(b) Prolonged string vibration.
(c) Wolf howl.
(d) Four sharp strikes.

4. It is typical for one or more spirits to help guide the shaman through what?
(a) A series of questions only the shaman hears.
(b) The ninth dimension.
(c) A hidden or non-ordinary reality.
(d) A time-honored ritual.

5. In "The Way of the Shaman," the author shows similarities between:
(a) Once dominant spiritual belief systems.
(b) Various shamanic spiritual belief systems.
(c) Younger and older shamans.
(d) Real and fake shamans.

Short Answer Questions

1. Among other sensations in his experience with the Conibo, Harner experiences a sense of flying inside what?

2. In early experiences with the Conibo, Harner hears rushing:

3. With the help of spirit helpers and two tsentak inside his mouth, the shaman can help the patient by:

4. How does the author describe his world during a shamanic state of consciousness?

5. Harner indicates that becoming a shaman involves pain, facing fears, and a willingness to:

(see the answer key)

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