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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How did "pyrotechny" begin in Europe, according to the author?
(a) Weaponry for sieges and naval battles.
(b) A source of propulsion for machinery and engines.
(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 substance produced by the breakdown of adrenaline mimics the effect of what psychological disorder?
(a) Post-traumatic stress disorder.
(b) Multiple personality disorder.
(d) Attention deficit disorder.
3. 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?
(a) Fasting and meditation.
(b) Drugs and hypnosis.
(c) Meditation and drugs.
(d) Drugs and fasting.
4. How do utilitarians feel about art?
(a) It is only worthwhile if it is beautiful and functional, as in the case of fine architecture.
(b) It doesn't have much value.
(c) It is a necessary diversion for humanity.
(d) It is useful only when it is appreciated by most of society.
5. In what year does the experiment take place?
6. What is the political purpose of regalia and pageantry, according to the author?
(a) To impress the lower-class subjects.
(b) To express individuality and taste.
(c) To prove one's worth as a leader.
(d) To impress other aristocrats and politicians.
7. To what researcher does the author refer when commenting on the first technique in Appendix 1?
8. Artificial lighting gave, according to the author, a new visionary quality to what form of ancient art?
9. According to the author, what is "one of the most magical and transporting of spectacles"?
(a) An opera.
(b) A bonfire.
(c) A religious ceremony.
(d) A fireworks display.
10. What is self-flagellation?
(a) The act of whipping oneself.
(b) The act of cutting oneself.
(c) The act of burning oneself.
(d) The act of piercing one's skin.
11. In what type of plant is the substance being tested commonly found?
(a) A flower.
(b) A tree.
(c) A cactus.
(d) A bush.
12. What is the second technique, described by the author in Appendix 1, for inducing a visionary state?
(a) Use of a stroboscopic lamp.
(b) Use of ambient music.
(c) Use of a repetitive hand movement.
(d) Use of various sound frequencies.
13. What is the first of the two methods the author discusses in Appendix 1 for inducing visionary experiences?
(d) Inhalation of carbon dioxide.
14. How does the author describe our ancestors' winter diets in Appendix 2?
(a) They ate no fruit, no vegetables, and very little meat or dairy.
(b) They ate dried meat and fruit which they stored during the autumn harvest.
(c) They ate pretty much the same diet they ate during the rest of the year.
(d) They ate mostly meat and grains, with some fruit and vegetables.
15. What affects one's ability to have visionary experiences, according to the author, if one is using the first method mentioned in Appendix 1?
(a) The amount of substance that is allowed to reach the brain.
(b) The person's disposition before use.
(c) The number of times a person has used.
(d) The duration of use.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the author say about vision-inducing devices and effects at the beginning of Appendix 3?
2. What practice has been undertaken by almost all religious aspirants, according to the author?
3. How are many visionaries received by others, according to the author?
4. What substance is the author testing in the experiment?
5. How does the author feel about the passage of time during the experiment?
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