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

2. What is the main quality of the drug being tested?
(a) Sedative.
(b) Psychedelic.
(c) Stimulant.
(d) Hallucinogenic.

3. In what way does the second essay differ from the first?
(a) The second essay has a darker, more sinister tone than the first.
(b) The second doesn't recount any specific experience.
(c) The second was originally a journal entry, and the author didn't intend to publish it.
(d) The second was written before the author's experimentation with drugs.

4. What is the potential danger of the second technique described in Appendix 1?
(a) It may last longer than the user originally intended.
(b) It may produce long-term changes in brain function.
(c) It may cause an epileptic seizure.
(d) It may create an unpleasant sensation of nausea or vertigo.

5. According to the author, what is an example of Vuillard giving the viewer "the best of both worlds" in his paintings?
(a) A painting of a house atop a hill, in a vast landscape.
(b) A painting of a wall with a garden view through a window.
(c) A painting of a corner of a room with a painted landscape on the wall.
(d) A painting of an artist painting a landscape.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What researcher performed experiments with touching parts of the brain with a fine electrode?

3. What is the second technique, described by the author in Appendix 1, for inducing a visionary state?

4. The author feels that all human beings are naturally what?

5. How would a spiritual person interpret chemically-induced visionary experiences?

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