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

2. What is the potential danger of the second technique described in Appendix 1?
(a) It may last longer than the user originally intended.
(b) It may create an unpleasant sensation of nausea or vertigo.
(c) It may produce long-term changes in brain function.
(d) It may cause an epileptic seizure.

3. What is the second technique, described by the author in Appendix 1, for inducing a visionary state?
(a) Use of a stroboscopic lamp.
(b) Use of various sound frequencies.
(c) Use of a repetitive hand movement.
(d) Use of ambient music.

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

5. What are the first objects upon which the author intently focuses during the experiment?
(a) The table and chairs in the room.
(b) The books on his shelves.
(c) Three flowers in a vase on the table.
(d) Some pens and pencils in a cup on his desk.

Short Answer Questions

1. To what field of science does the author compare the human mind at the beginning of "Heaven and Hell"?

2. What practice has been undertaken by almost all religious aspirants, according to the author?

3. According to the author, what is the most important effect of the first technique mentioned in Appendix 1?

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

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

(see the answer key)

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