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 does mescalin affect the user's brain function?
(a) It affects the user's ability to react appropriately to potentially dangerous situations.
(b) It blocks the brain's ability to filter sensory input.
(c) It affects the brain's enzymes and absorption of glucose.
(d) It makes users unable to recognize or remember familiar people, places and objects.

2. 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) Meditation and drugs.
(d) Drugs and fasting.

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

4. What are the first objects upon which the author intently focuses during the experiment?
(a) Some pens and pencils in a cup on his desk.
(b) Three flowers in a vase on the table.
(c) The books on his shelves.
(d) The table and chairs in the room.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What is the biggest difference between dreams and visions, according to the author?

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

5. Why is the first technique in Appendix 1 even less understood than mescalin use?

(see the answer key)

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