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

2. According to the author in Appendix 2, how would "proponents of a 'Nothing-But' philosophy" interpret mystical experiences?
(a) The result of mental illness.
(b) As a profoundly religious experience, independent from chemical changes.
(c) As simply the results of chemical changes in the brain.
(d) As an inexplicable glimpse into the Mind-At-Large.

3. How was the drug typically used up until the 1950s?
(a) Recreationally, and in religious ceremonies.
(b) Recreationally.
(c) To sedate those with psychiatric problems.
(d) In religious ceremonies.

4. According to the author, what are the two ways to achieve a level of consciousness that allows for exploration of the undiscovered areas of the mind?
(a) Drugs and fasting.
(b) Meditation and drugs.
(c) Fasting and meditation.
(d) Drugs and hypnosis.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the author wonder about the neurological patterns produced during visionary experiences at the end of Appendix 1?

2. Which is NOT a practice that mimics the effects which result from the first technique described in Appendix 1?

3. What discovery was made about the substance being tested in the early 1950s?

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

5. How does mescalin affect the user's brain function?

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