Midterm Test Answer Key

100 points possible – you need 80 points to pass. Most questions are worth 5, and a few questions have options for extra points for extra work. Note: not all the questions are in the text. Not all of the answers are given here.

1) Reformed Druidism is a tradition handed down from the ancient Druids of Gaul. FALSE
2) The Reformed Druids of Gaia — the organization — is: A) The vanguard (true presence) of international Reformed Druidism
3) Write a Triad about ethics, environmentalism or activism. The Earth our Mother
The Universe our Father
The Stars our essence
4) Valentine Michael Smith — in SIASL — is born: D) On Mars
5) Water is a holy sacrament to Michael Valentine Smith (in SIASL) on earth because: G) all of the above
6) A good example of individuals absorbing and then living by indoctrination (societal programming) is: A) A person who cannot be naked in a ritual because they believe naturism to be sinful or connected with lust.
7) Within the context of indoctrination (societal programming), what is jealousy based upon? Ownership
8) The Akashic Record is: B) a record of all existence — past, present and future, in all seen and unseen realms — which individuals can tap into, under the right circumstances.
9) What does the SIASL quote, “Love is that condition in which the happiness of another is essential to your own,” mean to you? Well?
10) The three classes of deity can be thought of as: B) Archetypes, Old Ones, Us
11) An example of an Old One might be E) C and D
12) Fill in the blank. The Gaia Hypothesis proposes that our planet functions as a single _______ that maintains conditions necessary for its survival. organism
13) Asphalta is an archetypal deity who nonetheless is very alive and can help you find: C) a parking place
14) According to Michael Valentine Smith in SIASL, to “Grok” something is to: E) all of the above.
15) In the inner Nest of Church of All Worlds in SIASL, each water-brother and water-sister: H) All of the above.
16) OBOD leader Phillip Carr-Gomm is an advocate of 2)Naturism
17) The late Isaac Bonewits was a advocate of 3)Polyamory
18) Name the 7 attributes, or characteristics, that a mature Reformed Druid is expected to either possess or develop over time Point #1: Doethiweb Wisdom
Point #2: Eluseugan Compassion
Point #3: Rhyddfrydwr Liberal
Point #4: Wmbredd Abundance
Point #5: Ymnellltuaeth Noncomformity
Point #6: Dysg Learning
Point #7: Delfrydwr Idealist
19) What was Kiri-Kin-Tha’s First Law of Metaphysics? “Nothing unreal exists.”  (From Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)
20) Reformed Druidism is said to be 3)a “Middle Pillar” path
21) “Nature is good,” is also saying,”Nature is god,” which is also saying, “thou art god.” TRUE
22) “An injury to one is an injury to all.” TRUE
23) Explain the following quote: “I am just a drop of water in the ocean of god.” Just as a drop of the ocean contains the entire essence of the ocean, so does a “drop of god” contain the entire essence of god. Thou art god.  (This is a teaching from Kabbalah, Quakerism, and several other mystical systems.
24) The RDG has no real relationship to the RDNA TRUE
25) Are you an individual, sovreign person with no loyaly to anyone else, or are you a valued member of the collective, with both rights and responsibilities to the whole? 2) A member of the collective
26) God is 1) The collective of all that groks