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. How are light and color typically experienced by mescalin users while they are under the influence of the drug?
(a) They appear in natural patterns and tessellations.
(b) They appear in geometric shapes, such as buildings or mosaics.
(c) They appear as movement trails and waves.
(d) They appear in soft, rounded shapes, such as balls or orbs.

2. What does the author say about Millais' "Ophelia" in Appendix 5?
(a) It is a bad picture, but its point of view is interesting.
(b) The painter misinterpreted the Shakespearean scene he was attempting to portray.
(c) Its subject matter was too grim for it to be a good painting.
(d) It would be much better if the painter had made better use of color and shading.

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

4. What is the first of the two methods the author discusses in Appendix 1 for inducing visionary experiences?
(a) Fasting.
(b) Hypnosis.
(c) Inhalation of carbon dioxide.
(d) Meditation.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is self-flagellation?

2. What does the author wonder about the neurological patterns produced during visionary experiences at the end of Appendix 1?

3. Why are marble and stone often particularly impressive materials in art?

4. When did fireworks re-enter the world of popular entertainment, according to the author?

5. The substance being tested has been used by Native Americans of what region for hundreds of years?

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