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 are light and color typically experienced by mescalin users while they are under the influence of the drug?
(a) They appear in soft, rounded shapes, such as balls or orbs.
(b) They appear in geometric shapes, such as buildings or mosaics.
(c) They appear as movement trails and waves.
(d) They appear in natural patterns and tessellations.

2. How does mescalin affect the user's brain function?
(a) It makes users unable to recognize or remember familiar people, places and objects.
(b) It affects the user's ability to react appropriately to potentially dangerous situations.
(c) It affects the brain's enzymes and absorption of glucose.
(d) It blocks the brain's ability to filter sensory input.

3. What materials were often used for self-flagellation?
(a) Belts with nails driven through them.
(b) Cat-o-nine-tails made from iron or steel.
(c) Flogs made from strips of leather or horsehair.
(d) Whips made of knotted leather or iron wire.

4. To what field of science does the author compare the human mind at the beginning of "Heaven and Hell"?
(a) Zoology.
(b) Physiology.
(c) Ornithology.
(d) Etymology.

5. According to the author, what are the two ways to achieve a level of consciousness that allows for exploration of the undiscovered areas of the mind?
(a) Drugs and fasting.
(b) Fasting and meditation.
(c) Meditation and drugs.
(d) Drugs and hypnosis.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. According to the author, what is "one of the most magical and transporting of spectacles"?

3. Which physiological system's tissues are more "vulnerable," according to the author, than the others?

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

5. According to the author, who might the old man be in the painting by La Tour referenced at the end of Appendix 4?

(see the answer key)

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