The Doors of Perception, and Heaven and Hell Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What are the first objects upon which the author intently focuses during the experiment?
(a) Three flowers in a vase on the table.
(b) Some pens and pencils in a cup on his desk.
(c) The books on his shelves.
(d) The table and chairs in the room.

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

3. In what year does the experiment take place?
(a) 1978.
(b) 1953.
(c) 1925.
(d) 1962.

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 alters one's mental state, but often induces anxiety or panic.
(c) It is only safe to use in small doses.
(d) It can alter the subject's mental state without any noticeable side effects.

5. What is the art form which is most likely to transport those who experience it?
(a) Stained glass.
(b) Sculpture.
(c) Painting.
(d) Jewelry.

Short Answer Questions

1. To what field of science does the author compare the human mind at the beginning of "Heaven and Hell"?

2. Why are marble and stone often particularly impressive materials in art?

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

4. Why do people sometimes leave flowers as a religious offering, according to the author?

5. The substance produced by the breakdown of adrenaline mimics the effect of what psychological disorder?

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