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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 2: Appendix 5.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What happens when mescalin or LSD is used in conjunction with the second technique described in Appendix 1?
(a) The effects of the drugs immediately wear off.
(b) Any negative effects being experienced by the user will disappear.
(c) The user is more prone to nausea, vomiting or seizure.
(d) The effects of the drugs are intensified and enriched.

2. To what field of science does the author compare the human mind at the beginning of "Heaven and Hell"?
(a) Etymology.
(b) Ornithology.
(c) Physiology.
(d) Zoology.

3. How does the author describe our ancestors' winter diets in Appendix 2?
(a) They ate mostly meat and grains, with some fruit and vegetables.
(b) They ate no fruit, no vegetables, and very little meat or dairy.
(c) They ate dried meat and fruit which they stored during the autumn harvest.
(d) They ate pretty much the same diet they ate during the rest of the year.

4. What "divine tautology" is expressed by the subjects of great nature art, according to the author?
(a) "I am whatever you think I am."
(b) "To be or not to be."
(c) "I think, therefore I am."
(d) "I am that I am."

5. According to the author, what theme is illustrated by the close-up landscapes of Chinese and Japanese art?
(a) The idea that Nature is something to be respected, even feared.
(b) The symbiotic relationship between Man and Nature.
(c) The idea that divinity is manifest in everything.
(d) The idea that humans don't know as much as we think we do about Nature.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Why is it important that people can sometimes be hypnotized by gemstones?

3. What does the author say about vision-inducing devices and effects at the beginning of Appendix 3?

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

5. The substance produced by the breakdown of adrenaline mimics the effect of what psychological disorder?

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