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. How was the drug typically used up until the 1950s?
(a) In religious ceremonies.
(b) To sedate those with psychiatric problems.
(c) Recreationally, and in religious ceremonies.
(d) Recreationally.

2. Why do people sometimes leave flowers as a religious offering, according to the author?
(a) Because they are a living sacrifice but not associated with feelings of guilt and shame the way other sacrifices are.
(b) Because they feel, on some level, that they are giving back something which is indigenous to Heaven.
(c) Because they don't really understand the significance of doing so.
(d) Because they don't have anything precious to give, but flowers are always available.

3. What is the difference between the two techniques the author describes in Appendix 1?
(a) One is completely non-toxic, while the other has some lasting side effects.
(b) One involves chemicals, while the other makes use of physics.
(c) One is well-researched, while the other is relatively unknown.
(d) One is costly, while the other is inexpensive.

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

5. According to the author, what is the most important effect of the first technique mentioned in Appendix 1?
(a) Subjects perceiving that they are able to communicate with a higher power.
(b) A marked increase in the subject's ability to see things with their eyes closed.
(c) The rarity of negative side effects in users.
(d) The cheapness and availability of the substance used.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Heaven, according to the author?

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

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

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

5. Which of these is NOT a vision which the author thinks might be produced by prodding the brain with an electrode?

(see the answer key)

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