The Doors of Perception, and Heaven and Hell Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 2: Appendix 2.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. To what does the author compare someone fasting and self-flagellating, instead of using drugs, to achieve a visionary experience?
(a) Tying your hands together and trying to knit.
(b) Rowing a boat, or using a motor.
(c) Burning down a house to roast a pig.
(d) Driving somewhere instead of flying there.

2. What is the main reason for conducting the experiment in which the author participates?
(a) A need to understand why the drug has been used in religious and secular ceremonies.
(b) A need to understand the so-called "visionary" experiences associated with the drug.
(c) A need for more comprehensive information regarding the drug's long-term side effects.
(d) A need to catalogue the psychological effects of the drug on someone who already has a psychiatric illness.

3. How does the author respond when asked about spatial relationships?
(a) They have completely ceased to matter to him.
(b) They don't seem to matter as much as they usually do.
(c) They are more noticeable and pronounced than usual.
(d) They are warped and inaccurate.

4. What is the difference between the two techniques the author describes in Appendix 1?
(a) One is costly, while the other is inexpensive.
(b) One involves chemicals, while the other makes use of physics.
(c) One is completely non-toxic, while the other has some lasting side effects.
(d) One is well-researched, while the other is relatively unknown.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How are many visionaries received by others, according to the author?

2. What is the Dharma-body?

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

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

5. In what type of plant is the substance being tested commonly found?

(see the answer key)

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