The Doors of Perception, and Heaven and Hell Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 2: Appendix 1.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In what type of plant is the substance being tested commonly found?
(a) A bush.
(b) A cactus.
(c) A flower.
(d) A tree.

2. In what way does the second essay differ from the first?
(a) The second was originally a journal entry, and the author didn't intend to publish it.
(b) The second doesn't recount any specific experience.
(c) The second essay has a darker, more sinister tone than the first.
(d) The second was written before the author's experimentation with drugs.

3. What does the author wonder about the neurological patterns produced during visionary experiences at the end of Appendix 1?
(a) What happens to these patterns when the experience is over.
(b) Why people are so fond of experiencing these patterns.
(c) How the experiencer's brain is affected by the experience.
(d) How these patterns can be reproduced at the user's will.

4. What is the first of the two methods the author discusses in Appendix 1 for inducing visionary experiences?
(a) Hypnosis.
(b) Meditation.
(c) Inhalation of carbon dioxide.
(d) Fasting.

5. What affects one's ability to have visionary experiences, according to the author, if one is using the first method mentioned in Appendix 1?
(a) The person's disposition before use.
(b) The duration of use.
(c) The number of times a person has used.
(d) The amount of substance that is allowed to reach the brain.

Short Answer Questions

1. What discovery was made about the substance being tested in the early 1950s?

2. How was the drug typically used up until the 1950s?

3. According to the author, what is the most important effect of the first technique mentioned in Appendix 1?

4. How does the author feel about the passage of time during the experiment?

5. To what researcher does the author refer when commenting on the first technique in Appendix 1?

(see the answer key)

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