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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. In the exercise Harner gives the reader for dancing one's animal guardian spirit, what is the participant asked to do?
(a) Drum vigorously for six minutes.
(b) Visualize the animal that is sought.
(c) Wear a mask of the animal being summoned.
(d) Shake rattles in six directions.

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

3. During the exercise for restoring power presented to the reader, what happens when the participant emerges from the tunnel into Lowerworld?
(a) A power animal will be recognized by seeing it four times.
(b) An animal guide will initiate a power dance.
(c) An animal guide will lead the way.
(d) A power animal will speak to the participant.

4. Harner presents one shaman's drawings of the tunnel to Lowerworld. What does it look like?
(a) A cavern with steps leading straight down.
(b) Brightly lit opening with benevolent animals protecting the entrance.
(c) Concentric circles with crystals and humans falling through a hole.
(d) A winding chute that's wide at the top and bottom but narrow in the middle.

5. What happens to a power object when it no longer moves a person emotionally?
(a) It is returned to nature.
(b) It is placed inside a rattle.
(c) It is incorporated into a necklace.
(d) It is buried three feet underground.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the Jivaro tradition, the identity of a power animal is what?

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

3. When the apprentice shaman emerges from the tunnel and enters Lowerworld, what animal does Harner say the participant will never see?

4. Shamans typically utilize crystals as:

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Give a brief summary of the exercise the author presents to the reader on how to dance one's animal guardian spirit.

2. What are power objects, and what are they for?

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

4. What does a shaman do upon successfully retrieving a power animal for a patient?

5. How do the Jivaro know if a person has or doesn't have a guardian animal spirit?

6. Explain what the author is saying when he speaks of Coyote and Raven as groups or species.

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

8. Describe what Harner writes about the mythical past link between humans and animals.

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

10. How do power animals first show themselves to a shaman?

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