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 is the main reason for conducting the experiment in which the author participates?
(a) A need for more comprehensive information regarding the drug's long-term side effects.
(b) A need to understand the so-called "visionary" experiences associated with the drug.
(c) A need to catalogue the psychological effects of the drug on someone who already has a psychiatric illness.
(d) A need to understand why the drug has been used in religious and secular ceremonies.

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

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

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

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 concept invented by humanity because of our desperate need for hope.
(d) A vantage point for viewing divinity.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the author respond when asked about spatial relationships?

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

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

4. What is known about the substance being tested as of the year the experiment is performed?

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

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