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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Why are religious beings often portrayed doing nothing?
(a) Because human beings are not predisposed to look for action in art.
(b) Because it would be sacreligious to presume to know what divine beings do with their time.
(c) Because their role is not an active one.
(d) Because it is too difficult for most painters to make something beautiful and to also convey a message with it.
2. How does the author respond when asked about spatial relationships?
(a) They don't seem to matter as much as they usually do.
(b) They have completely ceased to matter to him.
(c) They are more noticeable and pronounced than usual.
(d) They are warped and inaccurate.
3. What is the main reason for conducting the experiment in which the author participates?
(a) A need to understand why the drug has been used in religious and secular ceremonies.
(b) A need for more comprehensive information regarding the drug's long-term side effects.
(c) A need to catalogue the psychological effects of the drug on someone who already has a psychiatric illness.
(d) A need to understand the so-called "visionary" experiences associated with the drug.
4. Who used to say that when he self-flagellated God would deny him nothing?
(a) The Apostle Paul.
(b) Saint John.
(c) The Cure d'Ars.
(d) Benedict XVI.
5. 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 fine art than in popular entertainment.
(b) They have played a greater role in popular entertainment than in fine arts.
(c) They have played a greater role in popular entertainment than in religion.
(d) They have played a greater role in religion than in fine art.
Short Answer Questions
1. What happened to "pyrotechny" after the fall of Rome?
2. What is NOT a side-effect experienced by under-nourished individuals, according to the author in Appendix 2?
3. The substance being tested has been used by Native Americans of what region for hundreds of years?
4. Why is it important that people can sometimes be hypnotized by gemstones?
5. What chemicals were released into the bloodstream during the act of self-flagellation?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does the author say in "Heaven and Hell" about gemstones?
2. How did movies evolve, according to the information presented in Appendix 3?
3. In what other way did faithful people sometimes induce religious visions, according to the author?
4. What experiment was conducted on the human brain by Penfield?
5. What does the author begin to ponder after seeing a book of Sandro Botticelli's paintings in the World's Biggest Drug Store?
6. What personal story is related by the author concerning the second vision-inducing method in Appendix 1?
7. How does light affect the art of sculpture?
8. Why is the author eager to participate in the study of peyote and mescalin?
9. How is the practice of pageantry related to theatrical spectacle, according to the author in Appendix 3?
10. What are the advantages and disadvantages of the second vision-inducing method discussed in Appendix 1?
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