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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) Various parts of the subjects' bodies twitched.
(b) The subjects were able to learn new languages and skills more efficiently.
(c) The subjects recalled detailed and distant memories.
(d) The subjects experienced a variety of emotions.

2. 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) Blake's visions of the Cherubim.
(c) The author's friend's vision of a colorful Japanese landscape.
(d) Nostradamus's visions of the future.

3. What does the author say at the end of Appendix 3 about the past?
(a) It has nothing to teach us, because it will repeat itself regardless.
(b) It can never be changed.
(c) It must be learned from, or it will be repeated.
(d) It is not fixed and unalterable.

4. According to the author, where do the mentally-ill people discussed at the beginning of Appendix 6 spend their time?
(a) In Hell.
(b) In Heaven.
(c) On Earth.
(d) None of these places.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does the author wonder about the neurological patterns produced during visionary experiences at the end of Appendix 1?

3. What were the two primary uses of the science of "pyrotechny," according to the author?

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

5. According to the author, what is the most important effect of the first technique mentioned in Appendix 1?

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