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. According to the author, why do religious devotees participate in practices to atone for their sins?
(a) To achieve a natural high, created by feelings of religious exultation.
(b) To achieve a better understanding of themselves and the teachings of their religion.
(c) To get a reprieve from feelings of guilt or inadequacy.
(d) To prepare themselves for judgment after death.

2. What was a magic lantern show?
(a) An early fireworks display.
(b) A laser light display.
(c) The nineteenth-century equivalent of a movie.
(d) A projection created with cut-glass and candlelight.

3. What is the art form which is most likely to transport those who experience it?
(a) Stained glass.
(b) Sculpture.
(c) Jewelry.
(d) Painting.

4. What results were produced when a researcher prodded parts of the brain with a fine electrode?
(a) The subjects recalled detailed and distant memories.
(b) Various parts of the subjects' bodies twitched.
(c) The subjects experienced a variety of emotions.
(d) The subjects were able to learn new languages and skills more efficiently.

5. How are many visionaries received by others, according to the author?
(a) They are treated with reverence and respect.
(b) They are seen as lunatics or swindlers.
(c) They are regarded with suspicion, but are generally believed if they produce enough evidence.
(d) They are treated like normal people who had an extraordinary experience.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does the author say La Tour paints, at the end of Appendix 4?

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

4. What is the drawback to the "visionary arts" mentioned in Appendix 3?

5. What does the author say about vision-inducing devices and effects at the beginning of Appendix 3?

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