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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 2: Appendix 6.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Upon what evidence does the author base his comparison of a schizophrenic's experiences?
(a) The stories told to him by a psychotic friend.
(b) Journal entries he wrote during his own psychotic break.
(c) His own experience with drugs.
(d) Descriptions given by ancient religions.

2. Why do people sometimes leave flowers as a religious offering, according to the author?
(a) Because they feel, on some level, that they are giving back something which is indigenous to Heaven.
(b) Because they don't really understand the significance of doing so.
(c) Because they are a living sacrifice but not associated with feelings of guilt and shame the way other sacrifices are.
(d) Because they don't have anything precious to give, but flowers are always available.

3. A mental state similar to that of schizophrenia can be induced by administering what drug?
(a) Mescalin.
(b) PCP.
(c) LSD.
(d) Derivatives of adrenalin.

4. 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) It permanently alters the user's brain in some ways.
(c) It was a natural by-product of processing the plant in certain ways.
(d) Its chemical makeup is similar to adrenalin.

5. According to the author, what happens when Nature is seen up-close or from a different angle?
(a) It is disconcerting and unsettling.
(b) It is frightening and undefinable.
(c) It is still ordinary and everyday.
(d) It seems strange and wondrous.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author, why do religious devotees participate in practices to atone for their sins?

2. How does the author respond when the researcher asks him if his experience with the drug is positive or negative?

3. The author discusses the history of what type of ideas at the end of Appendix 6?

4. What are the first objects upon which the author intently focuses during the experiment?

5. What does the author say at the end of Appendix 3 about the past?

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