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

2. What is known about the substance being tested as of the year the experiment is performed?
(a) It can alter the subject's mental state without any noticeable side effects.
(b) It is only safe to use in small doses.
(c) It can have serious or even fatal side effects, but only in a very small percentage of people who use it.
(d) It alters one's mental state, but often induces anxiety or panic.

3. Why are marble and stone often particularly impressive materials in art?
(a) Because they last longer than many other pieces of art.
(b) Because they are more difficult to work with than other media.
(c) Because the pieces made from them are usually very large.
(d) Because they are so hard to find.

4. Why were our ancestors' visions often negative, according to the author?
(a) Their visions were induced by a different means.
(b) They had shorter life spans.
(c) They lived in more dangerous environments.
(d) They believed in the Devil and were afraid of damnation.

5. How does mescalin affect the user's brain function?
(a) It affects the brain's enzymes and absorption of glucose.
(b) It blocks the brain's ability to filter sensory input.
(c) It affects the user's ability to react appropriately to potentially dangerous situations.
(d) It makes users unable to recognize or remember familiar people, places and objects.

Short Answer Questions

1. Artificial lighting gave, according to the author, a new visionary quality to what form of ancient art?

2. What is self-flagellation?

3. According to the author, which form of art is most practically useful?

4. What two techniques, according to the author, can produce effects similar to those of mescalin?

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

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