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. How was the drug typically used up until the 1950s?
(a) To sedate those with psychiatric problems.
(b) In religious ceremonies.
(c) Recreationally, and in religious ceremonies.
(d) Recreationally.

2. What results were produced when a researcher prodded parts of the brain with a fine electrode?
(a) The subjects were able to learn new languages and skills more efficiently.
(b) The subjects recalled detailed and distant memories.
(c) Various parts of the subjects' bodies twitched.
(d) The subjects experienced a variety of emotions.

3. What substance is produced when adrenalin decomposes?
(a) Melatonin.
(b) Mescalin.
(c) Adrenochrome.
(d) Serotonin.

4. Why is it important that people can sometimes be hypnotized by gemstones?
(a) It shows the power that art has over the human mind.
(b) It gets psychiatrists another step closer to understanding how hypnotism works.
(c) It demonstrates the suggestibility of humans.
(d) It offers another way for people to achieve the same results that they would get with drugs.

5. From whence does the author believe visionary experiences originate?
(a) From the Mind-at-large.
(b) From the user's racial memory.
(c) From the user's imagination.
(d) From the user's memories.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what way does the second essay differ from the first?

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

3. In what year does the experiment take place?

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

5. What are the first objects upon which the author intently focuses during the experiment?

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