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. How do utilitarians feel about art?
(a) It is useful only when it is appreciated by most of society.
(b) It doesn't have much value.
(c) It is a necessary diversion for humanity.
(d) It is only worthwhile if it is beautiful and functional, as in the case of fine architecture.

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

3. What is the Dharma-body?
(a) Body, mind and spirit.
(b) Truth, joy and enlightenment.
(c) Truth, mind, and nature.
(d) Freedom from suffering, enlightenment and transcendence.

4. 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 essay has a darker, more sinister tone than the first.
(d) The second was originally a journal entry, and the author didn't intend to publish it.

5. What is the biggest difference between dreams and visions, according to the author?
(a) Color is rare in dreams, but is always present in visions.
(b) Visions are often similar to religious experiences, but dreams usually aren't.
(c) Dreams can be had while awake or asleep, while visions only occur when one is awake.
(d) Visions can be induced, while dreams only happen randomly.

Short Answer Questions

1. What substance is produced when adrenalin decomposes?

2. How does mescalin affect the user's brain function?

3. According to Huxley, what causes negative visionary experiences?

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

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

(see the answer key)

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