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

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

3. According to the author, what is the most important effect of the first technique mentioned in Appendix 1?
(a) A marked increase in the subject's ability to see things with their eyes closed.
(b) The rarity of negative side effects in users.
(c) The cheapness and availability of the substance used.
(d) Subjects perceiving that they are able to communicate with a higher power.

4. To what researcher does the author refer when commenting on the first technique in Appendix 1?
(a) Klein.
(b) Tamachi.
(c) Kristoff.
(d) Meduna.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why were our ancestors' visions often negative, according to the author?

2. From whence does the author believe visionary experiences originate?

3. Why is the first technique in Appendix 1 even less understood than mescalin use?

4. What happens when mescalin or LSD is used in conjunction with the second technique described in Appendix 1?

5. What is the political purpose of regalia and pageantry, according to the author?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is unique about La Tour's style of painting?

3. What phrase does the author use to describe Gericault at the beginning of Appendix 7, and what does it mean?

4. What are the author's expectations regarding what he will experience during the mescalin trial?

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

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

7. According to the author, how did Gericault see the world?

8. What is the difference between Western and Eastern art, as stated in Appendix 5?

9. What is the difference, according to the author, between the two paintings he compares at the end of Appendix 5?

10. What does the author mean when he calls La Tour an "extroverted visionary"?

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