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 does the author respond when the researcher asks him if his experience with the drug is positive or negative?
(a) It is mostly negative, but the positive parts make it worthwhile.
(b) It is mostly positive, but frightening at times.
(c) It is positive for him, but he can see where it would be frightening for others.
(d) It is neither positive nor negative; it just is.

2. Why are marble and stone often particularly impressive materials in art?
(a) Because the pieces made from them are usually very large.
(b) Because they are so hard to find.
(c) Because they are more difficult to work with than other media.
(d) Because they last longer than many other pieces of art.

3. 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 amount of substance that is allowed to reach the brain.
(c) The number of times a person has used.
(d) The duration of use.

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 feels that time speeds up at times, and slows down at others.
(d) He is keenly aware of, and saddened by, each passing second.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. To what field of science does the author compare the human mind at the beginning of "Heaven and Hell"?

3. What is the Dharma-body?

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

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

(see the answer key)

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