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. Why were our ancestors' visions often negative, according to the author?
(a) Their visions were induced by a different means.
(b) They had shorter life spans.
(c) They lived in more dangerous environments.
(d) They believed in the Devil and were afraid of damnation.

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

3. What is the biggest difference between dreams and visions, according to the author?
(a) Visions are often similar to religious experiences, but dreams usually aren't.
(b) Visions can be induced, while dreams only happen randomly.
(c) Color is rare in dreams, but is always present in visions.
(d) Dreams can be had while awake or asleep, while visions only occur when one is awake.

4. How are many visionaries received by others, according to the author?
(a) They are seen as lunatics or swindlers.
(b) They are treated like normal people who had an extraordinary experience.
(c) They are treated with reverence and respect.
(d) They are regarded with suspicion, but are generally believed if they produce enough evidence.

5. What is the main reason for conducting the experiment in which the author participates?
(a) A need to catalogue the psychological effects of the drug on someone who already has a psychiatric illness.
(b) A need to understand the so-called "visionary" experiences associated with the drug.
(c) A need to understand why the drug has been used in religious and secular ceremonies.
(d) A need for more comprehensive information regarding the drug's long-term side effects.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is Heaven, according to the author?

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

4. How was the drug typically used up until the 1950s?

5. In what year does the experiment take place?

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