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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 2: Appendix 3.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What discovery was made about the substance being tested in the early 1950s?
(a) It was a natural by-product of processing the plant in certain ways.
(b) Its chemical makeup is similar to adrenalin.
(c) It permanently alters the user's brain in some ways.
(d) It shouldn't be used by people with anxiety or panic disorders.
2. To what researcher does the author refer when commenting on the first technique in Appendix 1?
3. What is the main reason for conducting the experiment in which the author participates?
(a) A need for more comprehensive information regarding the drug's long-term side effects.
(b) A need to catalogue the psychological effects of the drug on someone who already has a psychiatric illness.
(c) A need to understand the so-called "visionary" experiences associated with the drug.
(d) A need to understand why the drug has been used in religious and secular ceremonies.
4. What is the biggest difference between dreams and visions, according to the author?
(a) Visions can be induced, while dreams only happen randomly.
(b) Dreams can be had while awake or asleep, while visions only occur when one is awake.
(c) Color is rare in dreams, but is always present in visions.
(d) Visions are often similar to religious experiences, but dreams usually aren't.
5. According to the author, what are the two reasons for the manner in which visionaries are received?
(a) Chemical and physical.
(b) Religious and philosophical.
(c) Philosophical and chemical.
(d) Physical and religious.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the art form which is most likely to transport those who experience it?
2. What two techniques, according to the author, can produce effects similar to those of mescalin?
3. According to the author, at the end of Appendix 1 what is one claim that is made almost universally by visionaries?
4. What are the first objects upon which the author intently focuses during the experiment?
5. Why is it important that people can sometimes be hypnotized by gemstones?
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