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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 do people sometimes leave flowers as a religious offering, according to the author?
(a) Because they don't really understand the significance of doing so.
(b) Because they are a living sacrifice but not associated with feelings of guilt and shame the way other sacrifices are.
(c) Because they feel, on some level, that they are giving back something which is indigenous to Heaven.
(d) Because they don't have anything precious to give, but flowers are always available.
2. What happens when mescalin or LSD is used in conjunction with the second technique described in Appendix 1?
(a) The user is more prone to nausea, vomiting or seizure.
(b) The effects of the drugs are intensified and enriched.
(c) The effects of the drugs immediately wear off.
(d) Any negative effects being experienced by the user will disappear.
3. What topic does the author explore in Appendix 2?
(a) The role of visionaries and mystics in the modern Western world.
(b) The uncommon accuracy with which most visionaries are able to recall their visions.
(c) The personality traits common to most visionaries and mystics.
(d) The availability and safety of various vision-inducing techniques.
4. What were the two primary uses of the science of "pyrotechny," according to the author?
(a) Weaponry and fireworks.
(b) Stage lighting and religious ceremony.
(c) Religious ceremony and weaponry.
(d) Fireworks and stage lighting.
5. What is Heaven, according to the author?
(a) A concept invented by humanity because of our desperate need for hope.
(b) A fallacy, created by those who misinterpreted visionary experiences.
(c) A vantage point for viewing divinity.
(d) A place of rest and repose, where no one is doing anything.
Short Answer Questions
1. What discovery was made about the substance being tested in the early 1950s?
2. What is the drawback to the "visionary arts" mentioned in Appendix 3?
3. From whence does the author believe visionary experiences originate?
4. What does the author wonder about the neurological patterns produced during visionary experiences at the end of Appendix 1?
5. Why are marble and stone often particularly impressive materials in art?
Short Essay Questions
1. What are the advantages and disadvantages of the first vision-inducing method discussed in Appendix 1?
2. What is the author's view of heaven and hell, as described at the end of the second essay?
3. What does the author begin to ponder after seeing a book of Sandro Botticelli's paintings in the World's Biggest Drug Store?
4. What does the author say about Plato during the first part of the mescalin experiment?
5. What are the advantages and disadvantages of the second vision-inducing method discussed in Appendix 1?
6. What metaphor does the author use at the beginning of "Heaven and Hell" to describe the unexplored regions of the human psyche?
7. What does the author say in "Heaven and Hell" about gemstones?
8. According to the author, what is the role of psychics and mystics in the modern Western world, and why?
9. What is known about peyote before the author participates in his experiment with it?
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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