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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 difference between the two techniques the author describes in Appendix 1?
(a) One is well-researched, while the other is relatively unknown.
(b) One involves chemicals, while the other makes use of physics.
(c) One is costly, while the other is inexpensive.
(d) One is completely non-toxic, while the other has some lasting side effects.

2. 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) Drugs and hypnosis.
(c) Fasting and meditation.
(d) Meditation and drugs.

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

4. What happened to La Tour's reputation as a result of the rise of the new Art of Versailles?
(a) He was forgotten, and his works were attributed to other artists.
(b) His reputation didn't change, but his fans were more loyal than ever.
(c) He was forced to change his style to remain popular.
(d) He became even more famous and well-known.

5. How do utilitarians feel about art?
(a) It is useful only when it is appreciated by most of society.
(b) It is only worthwhile if it is beautiful and functional, as in the case of fine architecture.
(c) It doesn't have much value.
(d) It is a necessary diversion for humanity.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happened to "pyrotechny" after the fall of Rome?

2. According to the author, what did one subject see while under the effects of mescalin and the second technique described in Appendix 1?

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

4. What materials were often used for self-flagellation?

5. According to the author in Appendix 2, how would "proponents of a 'Nothing-But' philosophy" interpret mystical experiences?

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