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. Which of these is NOT something with which schizophrenics have lost touch, according to the author?

3. What does the author specifically state in Appendix 6 does NOT open the doors of heaven, hell, and limbo?

4. According to the author, which cultures have the best art depicting nature scenes up close?

5. What, according to the author, breaks the silence in which schizophrenics exist?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is unique and praiseworthy about Japanese and Chinese art, according to the author?

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

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

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

5. What literary allusions does the author make near the end of Appendix 6 regarding schizophrenics?

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

7. How does the author introduce Georges de La Tour in Appendix 4?

8. How can a state similar to schizophrenia be deliberately induced?

9. According to the author, how did La Tour feel about "theatrical effects" in his paintings?

10. What did Gericault use as models for his work, "Raft of the Medusa"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

According to Huxley, mescalin altered his perceptions in a variety of ways. What were some of the ways in which his perception of reality was altered? How did he feel about these changes? What is Huxley's theory regarding how mescalin works on the human brain? Is this theory accurate? What lasting effects resulted from Huxley's use of mescalin?

Essay Topic 2

Huxley differentiates between religiousness and religiosity in an artist's work. What is the difference, according to Huxley, between these two terms? How can one be present without the other? How does each of these qualities change an artist's work?

Essay Topic 3

Color and light are both crucial aspects of a visionary experience, according to Huxley. Why? In what natural objects are color and light often seen in an intense concentration? How are these objects part of religion and spirituality? In Huxley's opinion, why are color and light so important to visionary experiences?

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