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

2. The author discusses the history of what type of ideas at the end of Appendix 6?
(a) Eschatological.
(b) Physiological.
(c) Theological.
(d) Psychological.

3. What event was, according to the author, an example of ancient pageantry which was enriched and improved by technological advances?
(a) The first motion picture.
(b) The inauguration of the first President, George Washington.
(c) The first performance of "Romeo and Juliet" in a theater equipped with modern technology.
(d) The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.

4. 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) Why people are so fond of experiencing these patterns.
(d) How these patterns can be reproduced at the user's will.

5. What film does the author reference as an example of the distorted documentary?
(a) "The Living Desert."
(b) "The Revolt of Islam."
(c) "Queen Mab."
(d) "NY, NY."

Short Answer Questions

1. What chemical change does the author mention at the end of Appendix 6?

2. What affects one's ability to have visionary experiences, according to the author, if one is using the first method mentioned in Appendix 1?

3. Artificial lighting gave, according to the author, a new visionary quality to what form of ancient art?

4. What does the author say at the end of Appendix 3 about the past?

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

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