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 year does the experiment take place?
(a) 1953.
(b) 1978.
(c) 1925.
(d) 1962.

2. What is the Dharma-body?
(a) Body, mind and spirit.
(b) Truth, joy and enlightenment.
(c) Freedom from suffering, enlightenment and transcendence.
(d) Truth, mind, and nature.

3. What is the main quality of the drug being tested?
(a) Sedative.
(b) Psychedelic.
(c) Hallucinogenic.
(d) Stimulant.

4. How does the author feel about the passage of time during the experiment?
(a) His perception of time is unchanged.
(b) It doesn't matter to him at all.
(c) He is keenly aware of, and saddened by, each passing second.
(d) He feels that time speeds up at times, and slows down at others.

5. Why do people sometimes leave flowers as a religious offering, according to the author?
(a) Because they don't really understand the significance of doing so.
(b) Because they don't have anything precious to give, but flowers are always available.
(c) Because they are a living sacrifice but not associated with feelings of guilt and shame the way other sacrifices are.
(d) Because they feel, on some level, that they are giving back something which is indigenous to Heaven.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the author respond when the researcher asks him if his experience with the drug is positive or negative?

2. How are light and color typically experienced by mescalin users while they are under the influence of the drug?

3. What does the author wonder about the neurological patterns produced during visionary experiences at the end of Appendix 1?

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

5. Why are religious beings often portrayed doing nothing?

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