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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. How do utilitarians feel about art?
(a) It doesn't have much value.
(b) It is a necessary diversion for humanity.
(c) It is useful only when it is appreciated by most of society.
(d) It is only worthwhile if it is beautiful and functional, as in the case of fine architecture.
2. 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) Meditation and drugs.
(c) Fasting and meditation.
(d) Drugs and fasting.
3. Why are religious beings often portrayed doing nothing?
(a) Because human beings are not predisposed to look for action in art.
(b) Because their role is not an active one.
(c) Because it is too difficult for most painters to make something beautiful and to also convey a message with it.
(d) Because it would be sacreligious to presume to know what divine beings do with their time.
4. What are the first objects upon which the author intently focuses during the experiment?
(a) Some pens and pencils in a cup on his desk.
(b) The table and chairs in the room.
(c) The books on his shelves.
(d) Three flowers in a vase on the table.
5. What were the two primary uses of the science of "pyrotechny," according to the author?
(a) Stage lighting and religious ceremony.
(b) Religious ceremony and weaponry.
(c) Weaponry and fireworks.
(d) Fireworks and stage lighting.
Short Answer Questions
1. When did fireworks re-enter the world of popular entertainment, according to the author?
2. How are many visionaries received by others, according to the author?
3. In what way does the second essay differ from the first?
4. What is NOT a side-effect experienced by under-nourished individuals, according to the author in Appendix 2?
5. According to the author, in Appendix 2 what was the result of our ancestors' winter diets?
Short Essay Questions
1. What are the advantages and disadvantages of the first vision-inducing method discussed in Appendix 1?
2. What effects did our ancestors experience as a result of their diets, according to the information presented in Appendix 2?
3. What does the author say about the history of fireworks, in Appendix 3?
4. What are the two methods discussed in Appendix 1 for inducing a visionary experience?
5. How is the practice of pageantry related to theatrical spectacle, according to the author in Appendix 3?
6. What does the author begin to ponder after seeing a book of Sandro Botticelli's paintings in the World's Biggest Drug Store?
7. To which spiritual practice does the author refer to exemplify the effects of a restricted diet?
8. What is known about peyote before the author participates in his experiment with it?
9. What are the advantages and disadvantages of the second vision-inducing method discussed in Appendix 1?
10. What other practices commonly incorporated into religious ceremonies produce results similar to the first vision-inducing method discussed in Appendix 1?
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