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. The substance being tested has been used by Native Americans of what region for hundreds of years?
(a) The Northeast.
(b) The Southeast.
(c) The Southwest.
(d) The Midwest.

2. 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) The table and chairs in the room.
(c) The books on his shelves.
(d) Three flowers in a vase on the table.

3. 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 don't have anything precious to give, but flowers are always available.
(c) Because they don't really understand the significance of doing so.
(d) Because they feel, on some level, that they are giving back something which is indigenous to Heaven.

4. Which is NOT a practice that mimics the effects which result from the first technique described in Appendix 1?
(a) Shouting.
(b) Running.
(c) Yogic breathing.
(d) Singing.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the difference between the two techniques the author describes in Appendix 1?

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

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

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

5. What does the author wonder about the neurological patterns produced during visionary experiences at the end of Appendix 1?

(see the answer key)

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