|Name: _________________________||Period: ___________________|
This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 2: Appendix 6.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How did "pyrotechny" begin in Europe, according to the author?
(a) Weaponry for sieges and naval battles.
(b) A pursuit of ever-greater displays for leisure and religion.
(c) Alchemists' pursuit of a substance that would transform base metals into gold.
(d) A source of propulsion for machinery and engines.
2. What is the potential danger of the second technique described in Appendix 1?
(a) It may cause an epileptic seizure.
(b) It may produce long-term changes in brain function.
(c) It may create an unpleasant sensation of nausea or vertigo.
(d) It may last longer than the user originally intended.
3. What does the world inhabited by schizophrenics and other psychotics resemble, according to the author?
(a) The spirits seen by a psychic.
(b) A sane person's nervous breakdown.
(c) The world of the dead.
(d) A psychedelic fugue.
4. The author compares schizophrenics to which of Sheol's beings?
5. Artificial lighting gave, according to the author, a new visionary quality to what form of ancient art?
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the second technique, described by the author in Appendix 1, for inducing a visionary state?
2. What does the author say at the end of Appendix 3 about the past?
3. According to the author, what did one subject see while under the effects of mescalin and the second technique described in Appendix 1?
4. The author states in Appendix 3 that the cinematographic art of the distorted documentary seems to presage the end of what?
5. What were the two primary uses of the science of "pyrotechny," according to the author?
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