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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. What is the subject of most of La Tour's paintings?
(a) Women performing daily tasks.
(b) An object seen by the light of a single candle.
(c) Still-life images of fruit and flowers.
(d) Landscapes and nature.

2. How is the subject of a great work of nature art portrayed, according to the author?
(a) As the center of its own little universe.
(b) As an aspect of a greater whole.
(c) As a representation of an ideal form.
(d) As the bearer of some secret message.

3. According to the author, what is the most important effect of the first technique mentioned in Appendix 1?
(a) Subjects perceiving that they are able to communicate with a higher power.
(b) The rarity of negative side effects in users.
(c) A marked increase in the subject's ability to see things with their eyes closed.
(d) The cheapness and availability of the substance used.

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

5. How does the author respond when asked about spatial relationships?
(a) They are warped and inaccurate.
(b) They are more noticeable and pronounced than usual.
(c) They don't seem to matter as much as they usually do.
(d) They have completely ceased to matter to him.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author, what are the two ways to achieve a level of consciousness that allows for exploration of the undiscovered areas of the mind?

2. What is the difference, according to the author, between the Japanese butcher bird painting and Hardy's thrush?

3. What is the first of the two methods the author discusses in Appendix 1 for inducing visionary experiences?

4. How are many visionaries received by others, according to the author?

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

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