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

2. What is unique about La Tour's paintings, according to the author?

3. Why does the author feel that La Tour's art is religious?

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

5. According to the author, what theme is illustrated by the close-up landscapes of Chinese and Japanese art?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Carlyle feel about other people?

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

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

4. According to the author in Appendix 6, how are the doors of Heaven and Hell opened for the living?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Peyote and its active ingredient mescalin have been used for centuries by Native Americans and other groups for their vision-inducing powers. What was known about mescalin when Huxley began his experiment? What was the purpose of the experiment? What was discovered during the course of the experiment? Were there any unexpected effects of the drug? If so, what were they?

Essay Topic 3

Huxley describes the vision-inducing powers of different visual arts. What are the arts which he mentions? How does each of these arts help to induce visionary experiences in the viewers? What relationship to these arts have to one another, and what technological developments took place for the advancement of these arts?

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