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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 2: Appendix 4.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of La Tour's paintings does the author mention by name at the end of Appendix 4?
(a) "Creation."
(b) "Beneficence."
(c) "Old Man in a Boat."
(d) "Nativity."

2. What results were produced when a researcher prodded parts of the brain with a fine electrode?
(a) The subjects experienced a variety of emotions.
(b) The subjects recalled detailed and distant memories.
(c) Various parts of the subjects' bodies twitched.
(d) The subjects were able to learn new languages and skills more efficiently.

3. The "new Art of Versailles" was deliberately cultivated, according to the author, during the reign of which king?
(a) Phillip II.
(b) Henry VIII.
(c) Edward VI.
(d) Louis XIV.

4. According to the author in Appendix 2, how would "proponents of a 'Nothing-But' philosophy" interpret mystical experiences?
(a) As simply the results of chemical changes in the brain.
(b) As an inexplicable glimpse into the Mind-At-Large.
(c) The result of mental illness.
(d) As a profoundly religious experience, independent from chemical changes.

5. What La Tour painting was acquired by the Louvre in 1934?
(a) "The Creation of Man."
(b) "The Venus of Willendorf."
(c) "The Painters of Reality."
(d) "The Robust Workhorse."

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author, why do religious devotees participate in practices to atone for their sins?

2. Artificial lighting gave, according to the author, a new visionary quality to what form of ancient art?

3. According to the author, what are the two reasons for the manner in which visionaries are received?

4. How do utilitarians feel about art?

5. Why do people sometimes leave flowers as a religious offering, according to the author?

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