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 does the world inhabited by schizophrenics and other psychotics resemble, according to the author?

2. What is the subject of most of La Tour's paintings?

3. Upon what evidence does the author base his estimation of the way in which Gericault saw the world?

4. Gericault claimed that when he started to paint a woman, it turned into what?

5. What is the first Gericault painting mentioned by the author in Appendix 7?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How does Carlyle feel about other people?

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

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

6. Which of Gericault's paintings are included by the author in a list of Gericault's "demonic pictures"?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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