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

2. What does the author say at the end of Appendix 3 about the past?
(a) It has nothing to teach us, because it will repeat itself regardless.
(b) It is not fixed and unalterable.
(c) It must be learned from, or it will be repeated.
(d) It can never be changed.

3. What is Heaven, according to the author?
(a) A fallacy, created by those who misinterpreted visionary experiences.
(b) A vantage point for viewing divinity.
(c) A place of rest and repose, where no one is doing anything.
(d) A concept invented by humanity because of our desperate need for hope.

4. In what year does the experiment take place?
(a) 1953.
(b) 1962.
(c) 1925.
(d) 1978.

5. What happened to La Tour's reputation as a result of the rise of the new Art of Versailles?
(a) He became even more famous and well-known.
(b) He was forgotten, and his works were attributed to other artists.
(c) His reputation didn't change, but his fans were more loyal than ever.
(d) He was forced to change his style to remain popular.

Short Answer Questions

1. What "divine tautology" is expressed by the subjects of great nature art, according to the author?

2. Which of these is NOT a specialist who the author feels should be consulted by an aspiring mystic?

3. How does the author describe our ancestors' winter diets in Appendix 2?

4. What is the subject of most of La Tour's paintings?

5. What is the biggest difference between dreams and visions, according to the author?

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