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 did Gericault do to his subjects, according to the author?

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

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

5. Who wrote the biography about Carlyle?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How does Carlyle feel about other people?

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

6. What are the types of passage that the author mentions at the end of Appendix 6?

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

8. What is the difference, according to the author, between the two paintings he compares at the end of Appendix 5?

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

10. What does the author mean when he calls La Tour an "extroverted visionary"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Huxley was willing, and in fact eager, to try mescalin for research purposes. Why was he so willing to try it? Were there any known risks? If so, what were they? How did Huxley feel about those risks? What expectations did Huxley have for the experience? Were those expectations met?

Essay Topic 3

According to Huxley, mescalin altered his perceptions in a variety of ways. What were some of the ways in which his perception of reality was altered? How did he feel about these changes? What is Huxley's theory regarding how mescalin works on the human brain? Is this theory accurate? What lasting effects resulted from Huxley's use of mescalin?

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