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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. 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) Drugs and hypnosis.
(b) Drugs and fasting.
(c) Fasting and meditation.
(d) Meditation and drugs.

2. What is the first of the two methods the author discusses in Appendix 1 for inducing visionary experiences?
(a) Inhalation of carbon dioxide.
(b) Meditation.
(c) Fasting.
(d) Hypnosis.

3. 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 person's disposition before use.
(b) The number of times a person has used.
(c) The amount of substance that is allowed to reach the brain.
(d) The duration of use.

4. What two techniques, according to the author, can produce effects similar to those of mescalin?
(a) Meditation and sensory deprivation.
(b) Hypnosis and fasting.
(c) Fasting and sensory deprivation.
(d) Fasting and meditation.

5. What substance is produced when adrenalin decomposes?
(a) Serotonin.
(b) Adrenochrome.
(c) Melatonin.
(d) Mescalin.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who used to say that when he self-flagellated God would deny him nothing?

2. What is Heaven, according to the author?

3. What is the main quality of the drug being tested?

4. According to the author, what are the two reasons for the manner in which visionaries are received?

5. What is the name of the plant in which the substance being tested is found?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did movies evolve, according to the information presented in Appendix 3?

2. What other practices commonly incorporated into religious ceremonies produce results similar to the first vision-inducing method discussed in Appendix 1?

3. How and why has the diet of most people changed over time?

4. What does the author begin to ponder after seeing a book of Sandro Botticelli's paintings in the World's Biggest Drug Store?

5. How does light affect the art of sculpture?

6. What does the author say about the history of fireworks, in Appendix 3?

7. Why is the author eager to participate in the study of peyote and mescalin?

8. What does the author say about Plato during the first part of the mescalin experiment?

9. What is the main difference between "The Doors of Perception" and "Heaven and Hell"?

10. What does the author say in "Heaven and Hell" about the two possible techniques for achieving the level of consciousness needed to explore the mind?

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