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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was a magic lantern show?
(a) A projection created with cut-glass and candlelight.
(b) An early fireworks display.
(c) A laser light display.
(d) The nineteenth-century equivalent of a movie.

2. How is the subject of a great work of nature art portrayed, according to the author?
(a) As a representation of an ideal form.
(b) As an aspect of a greater whole.
(c) As the center of its own little universe.
(d) As the bearer of some secret message.

3. What does the author say about vision-inducing devices and effects at the beginning of Appendix 3?
(a) They have played a greater role in popular entertainment than in religion.
(b) They have played a greater role in fine art than in popular entertainment.
(c) They have played a greater role in religion than in fine art.
(d) They have played a greater role in popular entertainment than in fine arts.

4. What does the author say La Tour paints, at the end of Appendix 4?
(a) God's immanence.
(b) Cautionary tales.
(c) Visionary experiences.
(d) Divine retribution.

5. What is the art form which is most likely to transport those who experience it?
(a) Stained glass.
(b) Jewelry.
(c) Sculpture.
(d) Painting.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the first of the two methods the author discusses in Appendix 1 for inducing visionary experiences?

2. How do utilitarians feel about art?

3. What is the biggest difference between dreams and visions, according to the author?

4. Which of these is NOT an example given by the author of great nature art?

5. The substance being tested has been used by Native Americans of what region for hundreds of years?

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