The Doors of Perception, and Heaven and Hell Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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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. Why is the first technique in Appendix 1 even less understood than mescalin use?
(a) It is used by very few people in comparison to mescalin.
(b) Its specific effects on the brain are not well understood.
(c) No research has been performed to determine its long-term effects.
(d) There's a lot of variation in what people see while using this technique.

2. To what researcher does the author refer when commenting on the first technique in Appendix 1?
(a) Tamachi.
(b) Klein.
(c) Meduna.
(d) Kristoff.

3. How does mescalin affect the user's brain function?
(a) It affects the user's ability to react appropriately to potentially dangerous situations.
(b) It blocks the brain's ability to filter sensory input.
(c) It makes users unable to recognize or remember familiar people, places and objects.
(d) It affects the brain's enzymes and absorption of glucose.

4. What happened to "pyrotechny" after the fall of Rome?
(a) It returned to being used exclusively for military purposes.
(b) Bigger and brighter displays were invented.
(c) It became used only in religious and national ceremonies.
(d) The technology was lost, and development had to begin from scratch.

5. How does the author respond when asked about spatial relationships?
(a) They have completely ceased to matter to him.
(b) They are more noticeable and pronounced than usual.
(c) They are warped and inaccurate.
(d) They don't seem to matter as much as they usually do.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author, why do religious devotees participate in practices to atone for their sins?

2. What were the two primary uses of the science of "pyrotechny," according to the author?

3. What is the biggest difference between dreams and visions, according to the author?

4. What is the first of the two methods the author discusses in Appendix 1 for inducing visionary experiences?

5. How would a spiritual person interpret chemically-induced visionary experiences?

(see the answer key)

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