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. What is the political purpose of regalia and pageantry, according to the author?
(a) To impress the lower-class subjects.
(b) To impress other aristocrats and politicians.
(c) To express individuality and taste.
(d) To prove one's worth as a leader.

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

3. 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.

4. According to the author, what is the most important effect of the first technique mentioned in Appendix 1?
(a) The rarity of negative side effects in users.
(b) The cheapness and availability of the substance used.
(c) Subjects perceiving that they are able to communicate with a higher power.
(d) A marked increase in the subject's ability to see things with their eyes closed.

5. What were the two primary uses of the science of "pyrotechny," according to the author?
(a) Fireworks and stage lighting.
(b) Weaponry and fireworks.
(c) Stage lighting and religious ceremony.
(d) Religious ceremony and weaponry.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was a magic lantern show?

2. According to the author, what are the two reasons for the manner in which visionaries are received?

3. What La Tour painting was acquired by the Louvre in 1934?

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

5. According to the author, in what year did the rediscovery of La Tour begin?

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