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Michael Harner
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Frequently, a patient has bonded with his or her power animal in:
(a) The spirit world.
(b) Early adulthood.
(c) Childhood.
(d) A previous lifetime.

2. Shamans believe that lethargic, sick adults can be made well by what?
(a) Journeying back to the source of trauma.
(b) Regaining their guardian spirit.
(c) Performing the dance of restoration.
(d) Visualizing their favorite animal.

3. Before trying to retrieve a power animal, the shaman needs what?
(a) A power song.
(b) Animal bones.
(c) Animal art.
(d) A power mask.

4. In the Jivaro tradition, the identity of a power animal is what?
(a) Revealed freely to everyone.
(b) Told to the patient's parents and siblings.
(c) Strictly hidden from others.
(d) Shared with the patient's spouse and children.

5. Among some Plains Indians tribes, it is believed that those who don't have a guardian animal spirit lack what?
(a) Power and life success.
(b) Courage and compassion.
(c) Integrity and character.
(d) Strength and physical agility.

Short Answer Questions

1. Myths and stories that have been passed down typically refer to:

2. Harner indicates that a tonal animal is linked to someone's fate in what?

3. After the power animal in the Lowerworld alerts the shaman that it is ready to accompany him or her, what is the shaman supposed to do?

4. For the Jivaro, where do guardian spirits reside primarily?

5. Harner notes that in modern technology, quartz crystals are used in what?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe what Harner refers to as the "Calling The Beasts" ritual.

2. What might a restless or shocked power animal do?

3. What connection does a patient often have with a returned spirit animal?

4. What is the bone game?

5. Describe what the author says about being able to restore power to a patient from a distance.

6. How does a shaman obtain a power song needed to retrieve a power animal?

7. In the power restoration exercise presented to the reader in Chapter 5, what typically happens when the participant goes through the tunnel and reaches the Lowerworld?

8. How can a shaman tell whether or not an individual has a guardian spirit?

9. What does Harner say about shamanism and synchronicity?

10. In the power restoration exercise Harner presents for the reader, what is the participant told to avoid?

(see the answer keys)

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