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, what did one subject see while under the effects of mescalin and the second technique described in Appendix 1?
(a) A vision of Hell.
(b) A Japanese landscape.
(c) A vision of Heaven.
(d) A phoenix of undulating rainbow colors.

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

3. How does the author respond when the researcher asks him if his experience with the drug is positive or negative?
(a) It is mostly positive, but frightening at times.
(b) It is positive for him, but he can see where it would be frightening for others.
(c) It is mostly negative, but the positive parts make it worthwhile.
(d) It is neither positive nor negative; it just is.

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

5. What is known about the substance being tested as of the year the experiment is performed?
(a) It can have serious or even fatal side effects, but only in a very small percentage of people who use it.
(b) It can alter the subject's mental state without any noticeable side effects.
(c) It is only safe to use in small doses.
(d) It alters one's mental state, but often induces anxiety or panic.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are the first objects upon which the author intently focuses during the experiment?

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?

3. Why is it important that people can sometimes be hypnotized by gemstones?

4. What is the main reason for conducting the experiment in which the author participates?

5. The author feels that all human beings are naturally what?

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