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 does the author say at the end of Appendix 3 about the past?
(a) It is not fixed and unalterable.
(b) It has nothing to teach us, because it will repeat itself regardless.
(c) It can never be changed.
(d) It must be learned from, or it will be repeated.

2. How does the author respond when the researcher asks him if his experience with the drug is positive or negative?
(a) It is neither positive nor negative; it just is.
(b) It is mostly negative, but the positive parts make it worthwhile.
(c) It is positive for him, but he can see where it would be frightening for others.
(d) It is mostly positive, but frightening at times.

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

4. What is the main reason for conducting the experiment in which the author participates?
(a) A need to understand why the drug has been used in religious and secular ceremonies.
(b) A need for more comprehensive information regarding the drug's long-term side effects.
(c) A need to understand the so-called "visionary" experiences associated with the drug.
(d) A need to catalogue the psychological effects of the drug on someone who already has a psychiatric illness.

5. What was a magic lantern show?
(a) The nineteenth-century equivalent of a movie.
(b) An early fireworks display.
(c) A projection created with cut-glass and candlelight.
(d) A laser light display.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is mentioned in Appendix 5 as the artist who painted "Thicket"?

2. Why do people sometimes leave flowers as a religious offering, according to the author?

3. What is self-flagellation?

4. According to the author, what theme is illustrated by the close-up landscapes of Chinese and Japanese art?

5. In what type of plant is the substance being tested commonly found?

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