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. How did "pyrotechny" begin in Europe, according to the author?
(a) A pursuit of ever-greater displays for leisure and religion.
(b) Alchemists' pursuit of a substance that would transform base metals into gold.
(c) A source of propulsion for machinery and engines.
(d) Weaponry for sieges and naval battles.

2. To what does the author compare someone fasting and self-flagellating, instead of using drugs, to achieve a visionary experience?
(a) Burning down a house to roast a pig.
(b) Driving somewhere instead of flying there.
(c) Tying your hands together and trying to knit.
(d) Rowing a boat, or using a motor.

3. In what year does the experiment take place?
(a) 1953.
(b) 1925.
(c) 1978.
(d) 1962.

4. What results were produced when a researcher prodded parts of the brain with a fine electrode?
(a) The subjects recalled detailed and distant memories.
(b) Various parts of the subjects' bodies twitched.
(c) The subjects experienced a variety of emotions.
(d) The subjects were able to learn new languages and skills more efficiently.

5. According to the author, what did one subject see while under the effects of mescalin and the second technique described in Appendix 1?
(a) A phoenix of undulating rainbow colors.
(b) A vision of Heaven.
(c) A Japanese landscape.
(d) A vision of Hell.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author, what did Ben Jonson fail to understand about theatrical spectacle?

2. The substance being tested has been used by Native Americans of what region for hundreds of years?

3. How does the author respond when asked about spatial relationships?

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

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

(see the answer key)

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