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. Who is mentioned in Appendix 5 as the artist who painted "Dell in Helmingham Park"?

2. According to the author, where do the mentally-ill people discussed at the beginning of Appendix 6 spend their time?

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

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

5. Gericault's portrait of a young boy and study of a naked man are both displayed, according to the author, in what museum?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What is the significance of the Wordsworth quote in Appendix 5?

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

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

7. According to the author, how did Gericault see the world?

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

9. What is "Sartor Resartus"?

10. How does Carlyle feel about other people?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 3

Huxley refers to the concept of "Ding an Sich," or "thing in itself," to express the concept of something which is simply "there." How does this concept relate to the work of various artists discussed by Huxley in the text? How does it relate to the visionary experiences Huxley has had?

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