The Doors of Perception, and Heaven and Hell Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 2: Appendix 8.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What are the first objects upon which the author intently focuses during the experiment?
(a) The table and chairs in the room.
(b) The books on his shelves.
(c) Some pens and pencils in a cup on his desk.
(d) Three flowers in a vase on the table.

3. Which of these is NOT a specialist who the author feels should be consulted by an aspiring mystic?
(a) Biochemist.
(b) Ornithologist.
(c) Pharmacologist.
(d) Psychologist.

4. What does the world inhabited by schizophrenics and other psychotics resemble, according to the author?
(a) A sane person's nervous breakdown.
(b) A psychedelic fugue.
(c) The world of the dead.
(d) The spirits seen by a psychic.

5. What happened to "pyrotechny" after the fall of Rome?
(a) It returned to being used exclusively for military purposes.
(b) The technology was lost, and development had to begin from scratch.
(c) Bigger and brighter displays were invented.
(d) It became used only in religious and national ceremonies.

Short Answer Questions

1. The author compares schizophrenics to which of Sheol's beings?

2. According to the author, what is the setting of Gericault's painting "The Derby"?

3. What is the main reason for conducting the experiment in which the author participates?

4. What discovery was made about the substance being tested in the early 1950s?

5. The author states in Appendix 3 that the cinematographic art of the distorted documentary seems to presage the end of what?

(see the answer key)

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