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. How would a spiritual person interpret chemically-induced visionary experiences?
(a) A vision which is chemically-induced cannot be divine.
(b) All experiences are chemically-induced, including the divine ones, because that's just how our bodies work.
(c) They were sent by God, and the chemicals had nothing to do with it.
(d) Most truly spiritual people don't believe in visionary experiences.

2. Who used to say that when he self-flagellated God would deny him nothing?
(a) The Apostle Paul.
(b) The Cure d'Ars.
(c) Saint John.
(d) Benedict XVI.

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

4. What chemicals were released into the bloodstream during the act of self-flagellation?
(a) Endorphins and serotonin.
(b) Serotonin and adrenalin.
(c) Histamines and endorphins.
(d) Adrenalin and histamines.

5. What researcher performed experiments with touching parts of the brain with a fine electrode?
(a) Kreitz.
(b) Penfield.
(c) Jaung.
(d) Maradon.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the subject of most of La Tour's paintings?

2. How did "pyrotechny" begin in Europe, according to the author?

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

4. What film does the author reference as an example of the distorted documentary?

5. Which of these is NOT a specialist who the author feels should be consulted by an aspiring mystic?

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