The Doors of Perception, and Heaven and Hell Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 2: Appendix 7.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is NOT a side-effect experienced by under-nourished individuals, according to the author in Appendix 2?
(a) Euphoria.
(b) Depression.
(c) Anxiety.
(d) Hypochondria.

2. What is the name of the plant in which the substance being tested is found?
(a) Marijuana.
(b) Peyote.
(c) Coca.
(d) Wormwood.

3. According to the author, what theme is illustrated by the close-up landscapes of Chinese and Japanese art?
(a) The idea that Nature is something to be respected, even feared.
(b) The symbiotic relationship between Man and Nature.
(c) The idea that divinity is manifest in everything.
(d) The idea that humans don't know as much as we think we do about Nature.

4. How does the author feel about the passage of time during the experiment?
(a) It doesn't matter to him at all.
(b) He is keenly aware of, and saddened by, each passing second.
(c) His perception of time is unchanged.
(d) He feels that time speeds up at times, and slows down at others.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The first painter mentioned in Appendix IV was the appointed artist to the king of what nation?

2. To what does the author compare someone fasting and self-flagellating, instead of using drugs, to achieve a visionary experience?

3. In what way does the second essay differ from the first?

4. According to the author, what are the two ways to achieve a level of consciousness that allows for exploration of the undiscovered areas of the mind?

5. To what researcher does the author refer when commenting on the first technique in Appendix 1?

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