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. How did "pyrotechny" begin in Europe, according to the author?
(a) A source of propulsion for machinery and engines.
(b) Weaponry for sieges and naval battles.
(c) Alchemists' pursuit of a substance that would transform base metals into gold.
(d) A pursuit of ever-greater displays for leisure and religion.

2. The author feels that all human beings are naturally what?
(a) Introspective and solitary.
(b) Solitary, but not introspective.
(c) Solitary, but sometimes focused on others.
(d) Introspective, but group-oriented.

3. What topic does the author explore in Appendix 2?
(a) The availability and safety of various vision-inducing techniques.
(b) The role of visionaries and mystics in the modern Western world.
(c) The personality traits common to most visionaries and mystics.
(d) The uncommon accuracy with which most visionaries are able to recall their visions.

4. What does the author wonder about the neurological patterns produced during visionary experiences at the end of Appendix 1?
(a) How the experiencer's brain is affected by the experience.
(b) What happens to these patterns when the experience is over.
(c) Why people are so fond of experiencing these patterns.
(d) How these patterns can be reproduced at the user's will.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What development contributed greatly, according to the author, to pageantry and theatrical spectacle?

2. In what year does the experiment take place?

3. What was a magic lantern show?

4. In theological terms, the progress the author mentions at the end of Appendix 6 is a transition from what to what?

5. According to the author, how did Carlyle see everything?

(see the answer key)

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