The Doors of Perception, and Heaven and Hell Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 2: Appendix 4.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why are marble and stone often particularly impressive materials in art?
(a) Because they are so hard to find.
(b) Because they are more difficult to work with than other media.
(c) Because the pieces made from them are usually very large.
(d) Because they last longer than many other pieces of art.

2. How did "pyrotechny" begin in Europe, according to the author?
(a) A pursuit of ever-greater displays for leisure and religion.
(b) A source of propulsion for machinery and engines.
(c) Alchemists' pursuit of a substance that would transform base metals into gold.
(d) Weaponry for sieges and naval battles.

3. According to the author, who might the old man be in the painting by La Tour referenced at the end of Appendix 4?
(a) St. Paul.
(b) St. Joseph.
(c) St. Peter.
(d) St. Thomas.

4. The "new Art of Versailles" was deliberately cultivated, according to the author, during the reign of which king?
(a) Louis XIV.
(b) Henry VIII.
(c) Edward VI.
(d) Phillip II.

5. According to the author, in Appendix 2 what was the result of our ancestors' winter diets?
(a) By spring, they were suffering from scurvy and pellagra.
(b) They sometimes died because they went out searching for food when the weather was still inclement and wintry.
(c) They lost a great deal of weight during the winter.
(d) They often had cravings for foods that weren't available to them, which made them irritable.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What topic does the author explore in Appendix 2?

3. To what researcher does the author refer when commenting on the first technique in Appendix 1?

4. According to the author, what did Ben Jonson fail to understand about theatrical spectacle?

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

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