The Doors of Perception, and Heaven and Hell Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 2: Appendix 1.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of these is NOT a vision which the author thinks might be produced by prodding the brain with an electrode?
(a) The author's friend's vision of a colorful Japanese landscape.
(b) Weir Mitchell's visions of the Gothic tower.
(c) Nostradamus's visions of the future.
(d) Blake's visions of the Cherubim.

2. What is the potential danger of the second technique described in Appendix 1?
(a) It may cause an epileptic seizure.
(b) It may last longer than the user originally intended.
(c) It may produce long-term changes in brain function.
(d) It may create an unpleasant sensation of nausea or vertigo.

3. 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) Drugs and hypnosis.
(b) Fasting and meditation.
(c) Drugs and fasting.
(d) Meditation and drugs.

4. According to the author, which form of art is most practically useful?
(a) Literature.
(b) Sculpture.
(c) Architecture.
(d) Ceramics.

5. What substance is produced when adrenalin decomposes?
(a) Mescalin.
(b) Adrenochrome.
(c) Melatonin.
(d) Serotonin.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author, at the end of Appendix 1 what is one claim that is made almost universally by visionaries?

2. How are light and color typically experienced by mescalin users while they are under the influence of the drug?

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

4. In what type of plant is the substance being tested commonly found?

5. What is the art form which is most likely to transport those who experience it?

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