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

2. 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) The table and chairs in the room.
(c) The books on his shelves.
(d) Three flowers in a vase on the table.

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

4. What does the author say about vision-inducing devices and effects at the beginning of Appendix 3?
(a) They have played a greater role in religion than in fine art.
(b) They have played a greater role in fine art than in popular entertainment.
(c) They have played a greater role in popular entertainment than in religion.
(d) They have played a greater role in popular entertainment than in fine arts.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why are religious beings often portrayed doing nothing?

2. The author feels that all human beings are naturally what?

3. What affects one's ability to have visionary experiences, according to the author, if one is using the first method mentioned in Appendix 1?

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

5. According to the author, what is theatrical spectacle?

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