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 does the author respond when asked about spatial relationships?
(a) They are more noticeable and pronounced than usual.
(b) They are warped and inaccurate.
(c) They have completely ceased to matter to him.
(d) They don't seem to matter as much as they usually do.

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

3. According to the author, why do religious devotees participate in practices to atone for their sins?
(a) To get a reprieve from feelings of guilt or inadequacy.
(b) To achieve a natural high, created by feelings of religious exultation.
(c) To achieve a better understanding of themselves and the teachings of their religion.
(d) To prepare themselves for judgment after death.

4. 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 table and chairs in the room.
(d) The books on his shelves.

5. What is Heaven, according to the author?
(a) A place of rest and repose, where no one is doing anything.
(b) A fallacy, created by those who misinterpreted visionary experiences.
(c) A vantage point for viewing divinity.
(d) A concept invented by humanity because of our desperate need for hope.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Why are religious beings often portrayed doing nothing?

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

4. 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?

5. What two techniques, according to the author, can produce effects similar to those of mescalin?

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