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. Which is NOT one of the "visionary arts" that the author mentions at the beginning of Appendix 3?
(a) Pageantry.
(b) Theatrical spectacle.
(c) Religious ritual.
(d) Fireworks.

2. What chemical change does the author mention at the end of Appendix 6?
(a) Replacing mescalin with adrenolutin and lysergic acid.
(b) Replacing adrenolutin with mescalin and lysergic acid.
(c) Replacing mescalin and lysergic acid with adrenolutin.
(d) Replacing lysergic acid with adrenolutin and mescalin.

3. According to the author, what is the most important effect of the first technique mentioned in Appendix 1?
(a) Subjects perceiving that they are able to communicate with a higher power.
(b) The cheapness and availability of the substance used.
(c) A marked increase in the subject's ability to see things with their eyes closed.
(d) The rarity of negative side effects in users.

4. To what researcher does the author refer when commenting on the first technique in Appendix 1?
(a) Tamachi.
(b) Kristoff.
(c) Meduna.
(d) Klein.

5. According to the author, what did Ben Jonson fail to understand about theatrical spectacle?
(a) It was something which could be enjoyed by people of all ages and classes.
(b) The actors' talent was more important to the success of the performance than the script.
(c) It was able to transport people and give them wondrous experiences.
(d) The set and visual components are just as important, perhaps more so, than the words.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happened to "pyrotechny" after the fall of Rome?

2. Which is NOT a practice that mimics the effects which result from the first technique described in Appendix 1?

3. What is the difference between the two techniques the author describes in Appendix 1?

4. Upon what evidence does the author base his comparison of a schizophrenic's experiences?

5. From whence does the author believe visionary experiences originate?

(see the answer key)

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