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. What development contributed greatly, according to the author, to pageantry and theatrical spectacle?
(a) Widespread literacy.
(b) Artificial lighting.
(c) Photography.
(d) Mass production of clothing and jewelry.

2. According to the author, what is theatrical spectacle?
(a) A means by which those without access to high culture can enjoy pageantry.
(b) Pageantry without religious or political overtones.
(c) A way of communicating morals and values to lower-class citizens.
(d) A transporting and enlightening form of pageantry.

3. Which of these is NOT a vision which the author thinks might be produced by prodding the brain with an electrode?
(a) Weir Mitchell's visions of the Gothic tower.
(b) Nostradamus's visions of the future.
(c) Blake's visions of the Cherubim.
(d) The author's friend's vision of a colorful Japanese landscape.

4. A mental state similar to that of schizophrenia can be induced by administering what drug?
(a) LSD.
(b) PCP.
(c) Derivatives of adrenalin.
(d) Mescalin.

5. What happens when mescalin or LSD is used in conjunction with the second technique described in Appendix 1?
(a) Any negative effects being experienced by the user will disappear.
(b) The effects of the drugs immediately wear off.
(c) The user is more prone to nausea, vomiting or seizure.
(d) The effects of the drugs are intensified and enriched.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is the first of the two methods the author discusses in Appendix 1 for inducing visionary experiences?

3. What event was, according to the author, an example of ancient pageantry which was enriched and improved by technological advances?

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

5. According to the author, at the end of Appendix 1 what is one claim that is made almost universally by visionaries?

(see the answer key)

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