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

2. What practice has been undertaken by almost all religious aspirants, according to the author?
(a) Fasting.
(b) Bodily mortification.
(c) Meditation.
(d) Pilgrimage.

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

4. What does the author wonder about the neurological patterns produced during visionary experiences at the end of Appendix 1?
(a) What happens to these patterns when the experience is over.
(b) How the experiencer's brain is affected by the experience.
(c) Why people are so fond of experiencing these patterns.
(d) How these patterns can be reproduced at the user's will.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is the Dharma-body?

3. According to the author, what is the most important effect of the first technique mentioned in Appendix 1?

4. Who used to say that when he self-flagellated God would deny him nothing?

5. Why is the first technique in Appendix 1 even less understood than mescalin use?

(see the answer key)

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