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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. To what field of science does the author compare the human mind at the beginning of "Heaven and Hell"?
(a) Ornithology.
(b) Zoology.
(c) Etymology.
(d) Physiology.

2. What "divine tautology" is expressed by the subjects of great nature art, according to the author?
(a) "To be or not to be."
(b) "I am whatever you think I am."
(c) "I am that I am."
(d) "I think, therefore I am."

3. 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.

4. What is known about the substance being tested as of the year the experiment is performed?
(a) It can have serious or even fatal side effects, but only in a very small percentage of people who use it.
(b) It can alter the subject's mental state without any noticeable side effects.
(c) It is only safe to use in small doses.
(d) It alters one's mental state, but often induces anxiety or panic.

5. What does the author note about the background of Gericault's "The Derby"?
(a) It is too light.
(b) It is unnaturally colored.
(c) It is very dark.
(d) It doesn't match the tone of the painting and its subjects.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of these is NOT a specialist who the author feels should be consulted by an aspiring mystic?

2. In what type of plant is the substance being tested commonly found?

3. What happened to "pyrotechny" after the fall of Rome?

4. What is revealed, to the author, by Gericault's "Horse Startled by Lightning"?

5. Who is mentioned in Appendix 5 as the artist who painted "Dell in Helmingham Park"?

(see the answer key)

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