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. What discovery was made about the substance being tested in the early 1950s?
(a) It shouldn't be used by people with anxiety or panic disorders.
(b) It permanently alters the user's brain in some ways.
(c) Its chemical makeup is similar to adrenalin.
(d) It was a natural by-product of processing the plant in certain ways.

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

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

4. According to the author, what are the odds of a negative reaction with the second technique described in Appendix 1?
(a) 1 in 70.
(b) 1 in 100.
(c) 1 in 25.
(d) 1 in 80.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What affects one's ability to have visionary experiences, according to the author, if one is using the first method mentioned in Appendix 1?

2. In what year does the experiment take place?

3. What is the second technique, described by the author in Appendix 1, for inducing a visionary state?

4. According to the author, at the end of Appendix 1 what is one claim that is made almost universally by visionaries?

5. What is the difference between the two techniques the author describes in Appendix 1?

(see the answer key)

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