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 does the author say at the end of Appendix 4 about the relationship between an artist's character and their work?
(a) Artists must suffer to produce great work.
(b) There is no correlation between the two.
(c) You can judge a man's character by looking at his work.
(d) Only men of great character can create great works of art.

2. Why was Holy Week such an effective spiritual practice, according to the author?
(a) Because there is vivid and graphic mythology associated with it.
(b) Because the faithful were gathered in large groups for the services.
(c) Because it was preceded by Lent.
(d) Because it worked upon the penitents' feelings of guilt.

3. According to the author in Appendix 2, how would "proponents of a 'Nothing-But' philosophy" interpret mystical experiences?
(a) As an inexplicable glimpse into the Mind-At-Large.
(b) As simply the results of chemical changes in the brain.
(c) As a profoundly religious experience, independent from chemical changes.
(d) The result of mental illness.

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

5. According to the author, what are the two reasons for the manner in which visionaries are received?
(a) Physical and religious.
(b) Religious and philosophical.
(c) Philosophical and chemical.
(d) Chemical and physical.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was a magic lantern show?

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

3. What does the candle light do for La Tour's paintings, according to the author?

4. How are light and color typically experienced by mescalin users while they are under the influence of the drug?

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

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