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. 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) Blake's visions of the Cherubim.
(c) Weir Mitchell's visions of the Gothic tower.
(d) The author's friend's vision of a colorful Japanese landscape.

2. What is the first of the two methods the author discusses in Appendix 1 for inducing visionary experiences?
(a) Meditation.
(b) Fasting.
(c) Inhalation of carbon dioxide.
(d) Hypnosis.

3. According to the author, what are the odds of a negative reaction with the second technique described in Appendix 1?
(a) 1 in 25.
(b) 1 in 100.
(c) 1 in 80.
(d) 1 in 70.

4. How are light and color typically experienced by mescalin users while they are under the influence of the drug?
(a) They appear as movement trails and waves.
(b) They appear in geometric shapes, such as buildings or mosaics.
(c) They appear in natural patterns and tessellations.
(d) They appear in soft, rounded shapes, such as balls or orbs.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What results were produced when a researcher prodded parts of the brain with a fine electrode?

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

3. Why was Holy Week such an effective spiritual practice, according to the author?

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

5. What is known about the substance being tested as of the year the experiment is performed?

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