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. According to the author, why do religious devotees participate in practices to atone for their sins?
(a) To get a reprieve from feelings of guilt or inadequacy.
(b) To achieve a natural high, created by feelings of religious exultation.
(c) To prepare themselves for judgment after death.
(d) To achieve a better understanding of themselves and the teachings of their religion.

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

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

4. What substance is the author testing in the experiment?
(a) Angel dust.
(b) Acid.
(c) Cocaine.
(d) Mescalin.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the second technique, described by the author in Appendix 1, for inducing a visionary state?

2. What happens when mescalin or LSD is used in conjunction with the second technique described in Appendix 1?

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?

4. What substance is produced when adrenalin decomposes?

5. How was the drug typically used up until the 1950s?

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