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) The table and chairs in the room.
(b) Some pens and pencils in a cup on his desk.
(c) The books on his shelves.
(d) Three flowers in a vase on the table.

2. Why is it important that people can sometimes be hypnotized by gemstones?
(a) It gets psychiatrists another step closer to understanding how hypnotism works.
(b) It demonstrates the suggestibility of humans.
(c) It shows the power that art has over the human mind.
(d) It offers another way for people to achieve the same results that they would get with drugs.

3. What two techniques, according to the author, can produce effects similar to those of mescalin?
(a) Meditation and sensory deprivation.
(b) Fasting and sensory deprivation.
(c) Fasting and meditation.
(d) Hypnosis and fasting.

4. The author feels that all human beings are naturally what?
(a) Solitary, but not introspective.
(b) Solitary, but sometimes focused on others.
(c) Introspective and solitary.
(d) Introspective, but group-oriented.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Heaven, according to the author?

2. What is the main reason for conducting the experiment in which the author participates?

3. What substance is produced when adrenalin decomposes?

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

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

(see the answer key)

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