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. What discovery was made about the substance being tested in the early 1950s?
(a) It was a natural by-product of processing the plant in certain ways.
(b) Its chemical makeup is similar to adrenalin.
(c) It permanently alters the user's brain in some ways.
(d) It shouldn't be used by people with anxiety or panic disorders.

2. How do utilitarians feel about art?
(a) It doesn't have much value.
(b) It is only worthwhile if it is beautiful and functional, as in the case of fine architecture.
(c) It is useful only when it is appreciated by most of society.
(d) It is a necessary diversion for humanity.

3. According to the author, which form of art is most practically useful?
(a) Literature.
(b) Ceramics.
(c) Architecture.
(d) Sculpture.

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

5. 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 prepare themselves for judgment after death.
(c) To achieve a natural high, created by feelings of religious exultation.
(d) To achieve a better understanding of themselves and the teachings of their religion.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. The substance being tested has been used by Native Americans of what region for hundreds of years?

3. What is Heaven, according to the author?

4. How does the author respond when asked about spatial relationships?

5. What two techniques, according to the author, can produce effects similar to those of mescalin?

(see the answer key)

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