The Doors of Perception, and Heaven and Hell Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What group of mentally-ill people does the author write about in Appendix 6?

2. What is the difference, according to the author, between the Japanese butcher bird painting and Hardy's thrush?

3. To what does Carlyle compare the heavens and earth?

4. Gericault claimed that when he started to paint a woman, it turned into what?

5. To what sort of life are schizophrenics condemned, according to the author?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is "Sartor Resartus"?

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

3. What are the types of passage that the author mentions at the end of Appendix 6?

4. What does the author say about Vuillard at the beginning of Appendix 5?

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

6. According to the author, in what state do schizophrenics spend most of their time?

7. According to the author, what is unique about "Raft of the Medusa," artistically speaking?

8. What does Gericault say about his own artwork, according to the quote in Appendix 7?

9. What does the author say in Appendix 5 about "Nature at the middle distance"?

10. What does Halliday write about Carlyle's description of himself?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Huxley uses zoology as a metaphor for the unexplored regions of the human mind. What is a metaphor? What is Huxley trying to convey by using this metaphor? Is the metaphor effective and appropriate? If not, is there a more appropriate one which he could have used, and why would it have been better? Did this metaphor aid your understanding of Huxley's point?

Essay Topic 2

The difference between Eastern and Western art is significant to Huxley. What are the major differences between these two cultural art forms? Why does Huxley feel that these differences are so significant? How do the differences between Eastern and Western art relate to the visionary experiences Huxley talks about in the rest of the text?

Essay Topic 3

Huxley discusses the role of vision-inducing methods in religion and spirituality. Why are vision-inducing methods often used in religion? What is the importance of visions in religion? What were the methods most commonly used by religious and spiritual zealots?

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