Mid-Book Test - Easy
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This quiz consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. While working, why must a shaman remain lightly connected to the material environment?
(a) Because of having to move between realities.
(b) To harness the power of nature.
(c) To incorporate the properties of the material world into the cure.
(d) Because of the shaman's physical requirements.
2. How do shamans use their guardian spirits?
(a) In passing.
(c) Through trickery.
(d) In supplication.
3. Master shamans focus on a triumvirate which is composed of what?
(a) Knowledge, power, and healing.
(b) The heart, brain, and lungs.
(c) Emotions, thoughts, and breath work.
(d) Virtues, strength, and vitality.
4. Shamans from Venezuela, North America, Australia, and other regions all report having similar what?
(b) Spirit guides.
(c) Dietary needs.
5. What is the purpose of rattles used during a shaman's work?
(a) To purify the air surrounding the patient.
(b) To open up tightly closed portals.
(c) To ward off evil spirits.
(d) To reinforce drumming for a greater sonic effect.
6. Harner's reports of the rituals, symbols, and visions of the different tribes he observes are what?
7. Apprentice shamans sometimes report to Harner that they:
(a) Morph into other forms.
(b) Feel a sense of endless falling.
(c) See loved ones who have passed on.
(d) Panic during the experience.
8. How old is shamanism estimated to be?
(a) Approximately 12,000 years old.
(b) No one can even guess.
(c) Less than 3,000 years old.
(d) At least 20,000 to 30,000 years old.
9. Harner claims that when he shared his vision of dragon-like creatures that appeared from outer space with another shaman, that person:
(a) Did not understand the significance of the creatures.
(b) Immediately recognized the creatures.
(c) Warned Harner to stay away from the creatures.
(d) Explained the creatures represent suppressed desires.
10. What does the author encounter when he drinks maikua?
(a) Dangerous creatures.
(b) Winged benevolent beings.
(c) Beloved pets he knew as a child.
(d) A frightening emptiness.
11. What must the shaman feed his spirit helpers?
(a) Ground allspice.
(b) Tobacco water.
(c) Vanilla beans.
(d) Coffee nectar.
12. Which of the following do reputable shamans NOT do?
(a) Practice clairvoyance.
(b) Take on patients' symptoms.
(c) Make deals with evil spirits.
(d) Cross realities at will.
13. Why is the Jivaro shaman who helps Harner worried that the author may not be able to find tsentak?
(a) The tsentak are extremely elusive.
(b) Harner has not gone through the necessary rituals.
(c) Harner is not an Indian.
(d) Finding tsentak is an advanced shamanic practice.
14. In his guided, step-by-step instructions for a first journey, Harner instructs the aspiring shaman to eat:
(a) Only seeds and fruit.
15. 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) A time-honored ritual.
(c) A hidden or non-ordinary reality.
(d) The ninth dimension.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Harner suggest is the purpose of songs during a shamanic journey?
2. Harner's personal observation is that people develop shamanism as a tool for using the power of the human mind for what?
3. What is the name of the Jivaro shaman Harner works with?
4. How does a shaman typically travel into the Lowerworld?
5. In "The Way of the Shaman," the author shows similarities between:
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