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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 results were produced when a researcher prodded parts of the brain with a fine electrode?
(a) The subjects experienced a variety of emotions.
(b) Various parts of the subjects' bodies twitched.
(c) The subjects were able to learn new languages and skills more efficiently.
(d) The subjects recalled detailed and distant memories.

2. What happened to "pyrotechny" after the fall of Rome?
(a) It returned to being used exclusively for military purposes.
(b) Bigger and brighter displays were invented.
(c) It became used only in religious and national ceremonies.
(d) The technology was lost, and development had to begin from scratch.

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

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

5. What is the first of the two methods the author discusses in Appendix 1 for inducing visionary experiences?
(a) Meditation.
(b) Inhalation of carbon dioxide.
(c) Fasting.
(d) Hypnosis.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the political purpose of regalia and pageantry, according to the author?

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

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

4. What is the potential danger of the second technique described in Appendix 1?

5. What development contributed greatly, according to the author, to pageantry and theatrical spectacle?

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