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. According to the author, what are the two ways to achieve a level of consciousness that allows for exploration of the undiscovered areas of the mind?
(a) Meditation and drugs.
(b) Fasting and meditation.
(c) Drugs and hypnosis.
(d) Drugs and fasting.

2. How does the author respond when the researcher asks him if his experience with the drug is positive or negative?
(a) It is mostly negative, but the positive parts make it worthwhile.
(b) It is mostly positive, but frightening at times.
(c) It is neither positive nor negative; it just is.
(d) It is positive for him, but he can see where it would be frightening for others.

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

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

5. 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 get a reprieve from feelings of guilt or inadequacy.
(c) To prepare themselves for judgment after death.
(d) To achieve a natural high, created by feelings of religious exultation.

Short Answer Questions

1. The substance being tested has been used by Native Americans of what region for hundreds of years?

2. What substance is the author testing in the experiment?

3. What discovery was made about the substance being tested in the early 1950s?

4. What is the biggest difference between dreams and visions, according to the author?

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

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