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

2. How are light and color typically experienced by mescalin users while they are under the influence of the drug?
(a) They appear in soft, rounded shapes, such as balls or orbs.
(b) They appear as movement trails and waves.
(c) They appear in natural patterns and tessellations.
(d) They appear in geometric shapes, such as buildings or mosaics.

3. What happens when mescalin or LSD is used in conjunction with the second technique described in Appendix 1?
(a) Any negative effects being experienced by the user will disappear.
(b) The user is more prone to nausea, vomiting or seizure.
(c) The effects of the drugs are intensified and enriched.
(d) The effects of the drugs immediately wear off.

4. To what researcher does the author refer when commenting on the first technique in Appendix 1?
(a) Meduna.
(b) Kristoff.
(c) Tamachi.
(d) Klein.

5. What is the main reason for conducting the experiment in which the author participates?
(a) A need to understand why the drug has been used in religious and secular ceremonies.
(b) A need to understand the so-called "visionary" experiences associated with the drug.
(c) A need for more comprehensive information regarding the drug's long-term side effects.
(d) A need to catalogue the psychological effects of the drug on someone who already has a psychiatric illness.

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. What researcher performed experiments with touching parts of the brain with a fine electrode?

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

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

5. The substance being tested has been used by Native Americans of what region for hundreds of years?

(see the answer key)

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