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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. What is the second technique, described by the author in Appendix 1, for inducing a visionary state?
(a) Use of a repetitive hand movement.
(b) Use of various sound frequencies.
(c) Use of a stroboscopic lamp.
(d) Use of ambient music.
2. What is the first of the two methods the author discusses in Appendix 1 for inducing visionary experiences?
(a) Inhalation of carbon dioxide.
3. What does the author wonder about the neurological patterns produced during visionary experiences at the end of Appendix 1?
(a) Why people are so fond of experiencing these patterns.
(b) How the experiencer's brain is affected by the experience.
(c) How these patterns can be reproduced at the user's will.
(d) What happens to these patterns when the experience is over.
4. To what field of science does the author compare the human mind at the beginning of "Heaven and Hell"?
5. According to the author, at the end of Appendix 1 what is one claim that is made almost universally by visionaries?
(a) They can only have the visions when they are in the right frame of mind to do so.
(b) They are unable to recall the experience in anything approaching its original intensity.
(c) They are unable to produce the visions at will, regardless of the methods they try.
(d) They never have the same vision twice.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why is it important that people can sometimes be hypnotized by gemstones?
2. According to the author, what is the most important effect of the first technique mentioned in Appendix 1?
3. What development contributed greatly, according to the author, to pageantry and theatrical spectacle?
4. What is the main reason for conducting the experiment in which the author participates?
5. What is known about the substance being tested as of the year the experiment is performed?
Short Essay Questions
1. What are the advantages and disadvantages of the second vision-inducing method discussed in Appendix 1?
2. Why is the author eager to participate in the study of peyote and mescalin?
3. What does the author say about the history of fireworks, in Appendix 3?
4. In what other way did faithful people sometimes induce religious visions, according to the author?
5. What metaphor does the author use at the beginning of "Heaven and Hell" to describe the unexplored regions of the human psyche?
6. What experiment was conducted on the human brain by Penfield?
7. What does the author say about Plato during the first part of the mescalin experiment?
8. How was pageantry used as a political tool?
9. What are the advantages and disadvantages of the first vision-inducing method discussed in Appendix 1?
10. What is the main difference between "The Doors of Perception" and "Heaven and Hell"?
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