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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 name of the plant in which the substance being tested is found?
(a) Marijuana.
(b) Peyote.
(c) Wormwood.
(d) Coca.

2. What does the author say at the end of Appendix 3 about the past?
(a) It is not fixed and unalterable.
(b) It can never be changed.
(c) It must be learned from, or it will be repeated.
(d) It has nothing to teach us, because it will repeat itself regardless.

3. What is the main quality of the drug being tested?
(a) Psychedelic.
(b) Sedative.
(c) Stimulant.
(d) Hallucinogenic.

4. According to the author, what are the odds of a negative reaction with the second technique described in Appendix 1?
(a) 1 in 80.
(b) 1 in 100.
(c) 1 in 70.
(d) 1 in 25.

5. What materials were often used for self-flagellation?
(a) Whips made of knotted leather or iron wire.
(b) Cat-o-nine-tails made from iron or steel.
(c) Flogs made from strips of leather or horsehair.
(d) Belts with nails driven through them.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why do people sometimes leave flowers as a religious offering, according to the author?

2. What does the author wonder about the neurological patterns produced during visionary experiences at the end of Appendix 1?

3. According to Huxley, what causes negative visionary experiences?

4. What is self-flagellation?

5. What chemicals were released into the bloodstream during the act of self-flagellation?

Short Essay Questions

1. What effects did our ancestors experience as a result of their diets, according to the information presented in Appendix 2?

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

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 types of art have the most transportative properties, according to the author?

5. What personal story is related by the author concerning the second vision-inducing method in Appendix 1?

6. According to the author, what is the role of psychics and mystics in the modern Western world, and why?

7. What is known about peyote before the author participates in his experiment with it?

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

9. What does the author say in "Heaven and Hell" about gemstones?

10. What are the advantages and disadvantages of the second vision-inducing method discussed in Appendix 1?

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