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 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 for more comprehensive information regarding the drug's long-term side effects.
(c) A need to catalogue the psychological effects of the drug on someone who already has a psychiatric illness.
(d) A need to understand the so-called "visionary" experiences associated with the drug.

2. Which of these is NOT an example given by the author of great nature art?
(a) A spray of blossoming plum.
(b) A mountain stream seen from the brush.
(c) Finches in a bush.
(d) Eighteen inches of a bamboo stem with its leaves.

3. According to the author, how did Gericault see the world?
(a) As a disturbing panorama of ideas and wishes.
(b) As a giant arena battle.
(c) As a series of visionary apocalypses.
(d) As a setpiece for dramatic art.

4. According to the author, what is the setting of Gericault's painting "The Derby"?
(a) Heaven.
(b) The Midwest.
(c) Hell.
(d) A small Spanish town.

5. In what way does the second essay differ from the first?
(a) The second was originally a journal entry, and the author didn't intend to publish it.
(b) The second essay has a darker, more sinister tone than the first.
(c) The second doesn't recount any specific experience.
(d) The second was written before the author's experimentation with drugs.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Heaven, according to the author?

2. According to the author, what are the odds of a negative reaction with the second technique described in Appendix 1?

3. What is the difference, according to the author, between the Japanese butcher bird painting and Hardy's thrush?

4. What practice has been undertaken by almost all religious aspirants, according to the author?

5. What does the author say at the end of Appendix 3 about the past?

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