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 specialist who the author feels should be consulted by an aspiring mystic?
(a) Pharmacologist.
(b) Ornithologist.
(c) Psychologist.
(d) Biochemist.

2. What is Heaven, according to the author?
(a) A fallacy, created by those who misinterpreted visionary experiences.
(b) A place of rest and repose, where no one is doing anything.
(c) A concept invented by humanity because of our desperate need for hope.
(d) A vantage point for viewing divinity.

3. Which is NOT a practice that mimics the effects which result from the first technique described in Appendix 1?
(a) Shouting.
(b) Singing.
(c) Yogic breathing.
(d) Running.

4. 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.

5. How does the author describe our ancestors' winter diets in Appendix 2?
(a) They ate no fruit, no vegetables, and very little meat or dairy.
(b) They ate pretty much the same diet they ate during the rest of the year.
(c) They ate mostly meat and grains, with some fruit and vegetables.
(d) They ate dried meat and fruit which they stored during the autumn harvest.

Short Answer Questions

1. What topic does the author explore in Appendix 2?

2. What affects one's ability to have visionary experiences, according to the author, if one is using the first method mentioned in Appendix 1?

3. To what does the author compare someone fasting and self-flagellating, instead of using drugs, to achieve a visionary experience?

4. According to the author, which form of art is most practically useful?

5. According to the author in Appendix 2, how would "proponents of a 'Nothing-But' philosophy" interpret mystical experiences?

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