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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 is the drawback to the "visionary arts" mentioned in Appendix 3?
(a) They are ephemeral, and earlier masterpieces have been lost to us.
(b) They are experienced differently by each individual, so no one understands how another experiences them.
(c) They can only be experienced in large groups.
(d) They require a great deal of time, effort and expense to put on.

2. What does the author wonder about the neurological patterns produced during visionary experiences at the end of Appendix 1?
(a) What happens to these patterns when the experience is over.
(b) How the experiencer's brain is affected by the experience.
(c) How these patterns can be reproduced at the user's will.
(d) Why people are so fond of experiencing these patterns.

3. Why is the first technique in Appendix 1 even less understood than mescalin use?
(a) No research has been performed to determine its long-term effects.
(b) Its specific effects on the brain are not well understood.
(c) There's a lot of variation in what people see while using this technique.
(d) It is used by very few people in comparison to mescalin.

4. Artificial lighting gave, according to the author, a new visionary quality to what form of ancient art?
(a) Architecture.
(b) Painting.
(c) Sculpture.
(d) Basketweaving.

5. What does the world inhabited by schizophrenics and other psychotics resemble, according to the author?
(a) A psychedelic fugue.
(b) The spirits seen by a psychic.
(c) The world of the dead.
(d) A sane person's nervous breakdown.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens when mescalin or LSD is used in conjunction with the second technique described in Appendix 1?

2. Which of these is NOT a vision which the author thinks might be produced by prodding the brain with an electrode?

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

4. What researcher performed experiments with touching parts of the brain with a fine electrode?

5. What film does the author reference as an example of the distorted documentary?

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