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 chemical change does the author mention at the end of Appendix 6?

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

3. What does the author say La Tour paints, at the end of Appendix 4?

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

5. Which is NOT a type of progress the author mentions at the end of Appendix 6?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. What is "Sartor Resartus"?

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

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

9. What is the "negative significance" which, according to the author, Carlyle and others like him saw in the world?

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

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?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Different groups have very different attitudes toward vision-inducing methods, according to Huxley. Which groups does Huxley mention? What are their attitudes toward various vision-inducing methods? Does Huxley agree with any of these groups? If so, which one?

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