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. The author discusses the history of what type of ideas at the end of Appendix 6?

2. What does the author say in response to Gericault's quote about his own paintings?

3. What do schizophrenics share with other psychotics, according to the author?

4. What is revealed, to the author, by Gericault's "Horse Startled by Lightning"?

5. What La Tour painting was acquired by the Louvre in 1934?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. To what does the author compare the world inhabited by schizophrenics in Appendix 6?

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

7. What is "Sartor Resartus"?

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

9. What does the author mean when he states that La Tour was religious?

10. What comment does the author make at the end of Appendix 4 regarding La Tour's personal character?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Huxley claims that people are so used to Nature, as it is seen from an everyday perspective, that they are fooled into thinking they know everything about it. What changes for people, according to Huxley, when this perspective is altered?

Essay Topic 3

Huxley is very interested in the mental state of schizophrenics and other neurotics. Why is this study so important to Huxley? What does he say about the state in which schizophrenics and other psychotics live their lives, and why does he feel that way? What can be done to help them? What can be done to simulate these disorders in a normal person, and why might that be done?

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