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

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

3. 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 more difficult to work with than other media.
(c) Because they are so hard to find.
(d) Because they last longer than many other pieces of art.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author, why do religious devotees participate in practices to atone for their sins?

2. The author feels that all human beings are naturally what?

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

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

5. What is the biggest difference between dreams and visions, according to the author?

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