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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the author say about Millais' "Ophelia" in Appendix 5?
(a) The painter misinterpreted the Shakespearean scene he was attempting to portray.
(b) It would be much better if the painter had made better use of color and shading.
(c) Its subject matter was too grim for it to be a good painting.
(d) It is a bad picture, but its point of view is interesting.

2. What poet does the author quote in Appendix 5?
(a) Wordsworth.
(b) Longfellow.
(c) Blake.
(d) Frost.

3. According to the author, what is the setting of Gericault's painting "The Derby"?
(a) Hell.
(b) Heaven.
(c) A small Spanish town.
(d) The Midwest.

4. According to the author, who might the old man be in the painting by La Tour referenced at the end of Appendix 4?
(a) St. Joseph.
(b) St. Peter.
(c) St. Thomas.
(d) St. Paul.

5. What is the difference, according to the author, between the Japanese butcher bird painting and Hardy's thrush?
(a) Each bird is painted in a very different style due to the difference in culture.
(b) The Western bird is surrounded by foliage, while the Eastern bird is not.
(c) There is no difference; they are very similar paintings in terms of their visionary qualities.
(d) The Western bird wants to teach the viewer something, whereas the Eastern bird is content to simply be.

6. A mental state similar to that of schizophrenia can be induced by administering what drug?
(a) LSD.
(b) PCP.
(c) Mescalin.
(d) Derivatives of adrenalin.

7. What did Carlyle feel the universe was doing to him?
(a) Ripping his heart to shreds, then mending it again.
(b) Grinding him limb from limb.
(c) Crushing him under its weight.
(d) Tossing him around like a vessel on the waves.

8. According to the author, how did Carlyle see everything?
(a) As a creative disaster.
(b) As his ultimate resting place.
(c) As negatively significant.
(d) As dangerous.

9. What is the highest point of the transformation the author discusses in Appendix 6?
(a) Appreciation of nature.
(b) Spiritual enlightenment.
(c) Mystical experience.
(d) Satisfaction in everyday things.

10. What does Carlyle call "an incredible tradition"?
(a) Raising children.
(b) Working for a living.
(c) Marriage.
(d) Friendship.

11. What is striking about the painting of the butcher bird, to which the author refers at the end of Appendix 5?
(a) It has an almost human expression.
(b) It is drawn in painstaking detail.
(c) It is looking directly at the viewer.
(d) It stands alone with nothing on any side of it.

12. Upon what evidence does the author base his estimation of the way in which Gericault saw the world?
(a) Journals and letters written by Gericault himself.
(b) The desperate tenor of Gericault's paintings.
(c) The uneasiness the author felt when looking at Gericault's work.
(d) The accounts of Gericault's friends.

13. What is unique about La Tour's paintings, according to the author?
(a) The subjects don't do anything. They are simply there.
(b) He didn't use the proper colors for things.
(c) He did most of them at a very young age.
(d) All of his paintings are monochromatic.

14. Upon what evidence does the author base his comparison of a schizophrenic's experiences?
(a) The stories told to him by a psychotic friend.
(b) His own experience with drugs.
(c) Journal entries he wrote during his own psychotic break.
(d) Descriptions given by ancient religions.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is revealed, to the author, by Gericault's "Horse Startled by Lightning"?

2. What was the subject of the Delacroix painting the author mentions in Appendix 5?

3. According to the author, what theme is illustrated by the close-up landscapes of Chinese and Japanese art?

4. The author compares Carlyle to what other artist?

5. What does the author specifically state in Appendix 6 does NOT open the doors of heaven, hell, and limbo?

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