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 affects one's ability to have visionary experiences, according to the author, if one is using the first method mentioned in Appendix 1?
(a) The amount of substance that is allowed to reach the brain.
(b) The duration of use.
(c) The number of times a person has used.
(d) The person's disposition before use.

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

3. Why is it important that people can sometimes be hypnotized by gemstones?
(a) It gets psychiatrists another step closer to understanding how hypnotism works.
(b) It offers another way for people to achieve the same results that they would get with drugs.
(c) It shows the power that art has over the human mind.
(d) It demonstrates the suggestibility of humans.

4. What is the biggest difference between dreams and visions, according to the author?
(a) Visions can be induced, while dreams only happen randomly.
(b) Color is rare in dreams, but is always present in visions.
(c) Visions are often similar to religious experiences, but dreams usually aren't.
(d) Dreams can be had while awake or asleep, while visions only occur when one is awake.

5. In what type of plant is the substance being tested commonly found?
(a) A cactus.
(b) A flower.
(c) A tree.
(d) A bush.

Short Answer Questions

1. From whence does the author believe visionary experiences originate?

2. According to the author, what did one subject see while under the effects of mescalin and the second technique described in Appendix 1?

3. In what year does the experiment take place?

4. How are light and color typically experienced by mescalin users while they are under the influence of the drug?

5. What is the name of the plant in which the substance being tested is found?

(see the answer key)

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