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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 discovery was made about the substance being tested in the early 1950s?
(a) Its chemical makeup is similar to adrenalin.
(b) It was a natural by-product of processing the plant in certain ways.
(c) It shouldn't be used by people with anxiety or panic disorders.
(d) It permanently alters the user's brain in some ways.

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

3. Which is NOT an object or work of art that the author references in comparison to the subjects of La Tour's paintings?
(a) Piero's angels.
(b) A Bodhisattva from Khmer.
(c) Da Vinci's apostles.
(d) Pharaoh.

4. What is the art form which is most likely to transport those who experience it?
(a) Sculpture.
(b) Jewelry.
(c) Painting.
(d) Stained glass.

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) Their visions were induced by a different means.
(d) They believed in the Devil and were afraid of damnation.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What happens when mescalin or LSD is used in conjunction with the second technique described in Appendix 1?

3. The first painter mentioned in Appendix IV was the appointed artist to the king of what nation?

4. How are light and color typically experienced by mescalin users while they are under the influence of the drug?

5. The author states in Appendix 3 that the cinematographic art of the distorted documentary seems to presage the end of what?

(see the answer key)

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