The Doors of Perception, and Heaven and Hell Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 2: Appendix 6.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What, according to the author, breaks the silence in which schizophrenics exist?
(a) Their own screams.
(b) The gibbering of ghosts.
(c) The occasional heartfelt words of a loved one.
(d) Divine intervention.

2. What is the difference between the two techniques the author describes in Appendix 1?
(a) One is completely non-toxic, while the other has some lasting side effects.
(b) One is well-researched, while the other is relatively unknown.
(c) One is costly, while the other is inexpensive.
(d) One involves chemicals, while the other makes use of physics.

3. What affects one's ability to have visionary experiences, according to the author, if one is using the first method mentioned in Appendix 1?
(a) The duration of use.
(b) The number of times a person has used.
(c) The person's disposition before use.
(d) The amount of substance that is allowed to reach the brain.

4. Upon what evidence does the author base his comparison of a schizophrenic's experiences?
(a) Descriptions given by ancient religions.
(b) His own experience with drugs.
(c) The stories told to him by a psychotic friend.
(d) Journal entries he wrote during his own psychotic break.

5. To what sort of life are schizophrenics condemned, according to the author?
(a) Frustration and anguish.
(b) Apathy and catatonia.
(c) Ineffectiveness and solitude.
(d) Fury and isolation.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author, what did Ben Jonson fail to understand about theatrical spectacle?

2. According to the author, where do the mentally-ill people discussed at the beginning of Appendix 6 spend their time?

3. What does the author specifically state in Appendix 6 does NOT open the doors of heaven, hell, and limbo?

4. According to the author, at the end of Appendix 1 what is one claim that is made almost universally by visionaries?

5. When did fireworks re-enter the world of popular entertainment, according to the author?

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