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. What did Gericault do to his subjects, according to the author?
(a) He twisted and manipulated his subjects so that they were completely unrecognizable.
(b) He was true to nature, but that nature was magically transfigured for the worse.
(c) He painted them exactly as they were, to the point that his paintings lacked originality.
(d) He used his subjects only as a starting point, then painted something else entirely.

2. What is known about the substance being tested as of the year the experiment is performed?
(a) It can have serious or even fatal side effects, but only in a very small percentage of people who use it.
(b) It alters one's mental state, but often induces anxiety or panic.
(c) It is only safe to use in small doses.
(d) It can alter the subject's mental state without any noticeable side effects.

3. According to the author, what did Ben Jonson fail to understand about theatrical spectacle?
(a) The actors' talent was more important to the success of the performance than the script.
(b) It was able to transport people and give them wondrous experiences.
(c) It was something which could be enjoyed by people of all ages and classes.
(d) The set and visual components are just as important, perhaps more so, than the words.

4. What does the author say about vision-inducing devices and effects at the beginning of Appendix 3?
(a) They have played a greater role in popular entertainment than in fine arts.
(b) They have played a greater role in religion than in fine art.
(c) They have played a greater role in fine art than in popular entertainment.
(d) They have played a greater role in popular entertainment than in religion.

5. What researcher performed experiments with touching parts of the brain with a fine electrode?
(a) Kreitz.
(b) Maradon.
(c) Jaung.
(d) Penfield.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Carlyle, why didn't he suffer from any definite fear?

2. Which is NOT a type of progress the author mentions at the end of Appendix 6?

3. According to the author, which cultures have the best art depicting nature scenes up close?

4. According to the author, at the end of Appendix 1 what is one claim that is made almost universally by visionaries?

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

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