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. According to the author, why do religious devotees participate in practices to atone for their sins?
(a) To achieve a better understanding of themselves and the teachings of their religion.
(b) To prepare themselves for judgment after death.
(c) To achieve a natural high, created by feelings of religious exultation.
(d) To get a reprieve from feelings of guilt or inadequacy.

2. What is the second technique, described by the author in Appendix 1, for inducing a visionary state?
(a) Use of ambient music.
(b) Use of various sound frequencies.
(c) Use of a repetitive hand movement.
(d) Use of a stroboscopic lamp.

3. According to the author, at the end of Appendix 1 what is one claim that is made almost universally by visionaries?
(a) They can only have the visions when they are in the right frame of mind to do so.
(b) They never have the same vision twice.
(c) They are unable to produce the visions at will, regardless of the methods they try.
(d) They are unable to recall the experience in anything approaching its original intensity.

4. 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) Various parts of the subjects' bodies twitched.
(c) The subjects experienced a variety of emotions.
(d) The subjects recalled detailed and distant memories.

5. 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 in natural patterns and tessellations.
(c) They appear as movement trails and waves.
(d) They appear in geometric shapes, such as buildings or mosaics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the main quality of the drug being tested?

2. What is Heaven, according to the author?

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

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

5. What substance is the author testing in the experiment?

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