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. What discovery was made about the substance being tested in the early 1950s?
(a) It shouldn't be used by people with anxiety or panic disorders.
(b) It permanently alters the user's brain in some ways.
(c) Its chemical makeup is similar to adrenalin.
(d) It was a natural by-product of processing the plant in certain ways.

2. What is self-flagellation?
(a) The act of cutting oneself.
(b) The act of piercing one's skin.
(c) The act of burning oneself.
(d) The act of whipping oneself.

3. Why do people sometimes leave flowers as a religious offering, according to the author?
(a) Because they feel, on some level, that they are giving back something which is indigenous to Heaven.
(b) Because they don't really understand the significance of doing so.
(c) Because they are a living sacrifice but not associated with feelings of guilt and shame the way other sacrifices are.
(d) Because they don't have anything precious to give, but flowers are always available.

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

5. What materials were often used for self-flagellation?
(a) Whips made of knotted leather or iron wire.
(b) Flogs made from strips of leather or horsehair.
(c) Belts with nails driven through them.
(d) Cat-o-nine-tails made from iron or steel.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is NOT a side-effect experienced by under-nourished individuals, according to the author in Appendix 2?

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

3. To what field of science does the author compare the human mind at the beginning of "Heaven and Hell"?

4. In what way does the second essay differ from the first?

5. According to the author, what are the odds of a negative reaction with the second technique described in Appendix 1?

(see the answer key)

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