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Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to the author, what is an example of Vuillard giving the viewer "the best of both worlds" in his paintings?
(a) A painting of a house atop a hill, in a vast landscape.
(b) A painting of a wall with a garden view through a window.
(c) A painting of a corner of a room with a painted landscape on the wall.
(d) A painting of an artist painting a landscape.

2. What "divine tautology" is expressed by the subjects of great nature art, according to the author?
(a) "To be or not to be."
(b) "I think, therefore I am."
(c) "I am whatever you think I am."
(d) "I am that I am."

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

4. What does the author call humans, at the end of Appendix 8?
(a) "Machines built of flesh."
(b) "Clockwork dummies."
(c) "Automata."
(d) "Seductive demons."

5. According to the author, what would Baudelaire have called the young boy in Gericault's portrait?
(a) "A budding Satan."
(b) "An apathetic cherub."
(c) "A mockery of youth."
(d) "An absurd halfling."

6. 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 accounts of Gericault's friends.
(c) The desperate tenor of Gericault's paintings.
(d) The uneasiness the author felt when looking at Gericault's work.

7. According to the author, in what year did the rediscovery of La Tour begin?
(a) 1902.
(b) 1946.
(c) 1934.
(d) 1915.

8. Which of these is NOT an example given by the author of great nature art?
(a) Eighteen inches of a bamboo stem with its leaves.
(b) Finches in a bush.
(c) A mountain stream seen from the brush.
(d) A spray of blossoming plum.

9. What does the author specifically state in Appendix 6 does NOT open the doors of heaven, hell, and limbo?
(a) "Massy keys of metals twain."
(b) The presence or absence of certain chemicals in the blood.
(c) Death.
(d) Spiritual enlightenment.

10. Carlyle writes that he sometimes forgets what about other people?
(a) That they are sometimes discomfited by his illness.
(b) That they have their own lives and loved ones.
(c) That they are not just machines.
(d) That they are not all as sane as they appear.

11. How did Carlyle feel when he walked down a crowded street?
(a) Confused.
(b) Isolated.
(c) Afraid.
(d) Exultant.

12. What did Gericault use as a model for the people in "Raft of the Medusa"?
(a) Both answers are correct.
(b) Neither answer is correct.
(c) Pieces of corpses given to him by medical students.
(d) The torso and face of a friend who was suffering from hepatitis.

13. What is the title of the biography written about Carlyle?
(a) "Carlyle: Man and Author."
(b) "A Study on Psychosis."
(c) "The Delusional Cartographer."
(d) "Mr Carlyle, my Patient."

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

15. What group of mentally-ill people does the author write about in Appendix 6?
(a) Psychotics.
(b) Neurotics.
(c) Heroin addicts.
(d) Schizophrenics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the candle light do for La Tour's paintings, according to the author?

2. How is the subject of a great work of nature art portrayed, according to the author?

3. Which of Van Gogh's paintings does the author use as an example of Western landscape art?

4. Which is NOT an object or work of art that the author references in comparison to the subjects of La Tour's paintings?

5. Where was Gericault when he saw the horse that inspired him to paint "Officiers de Chasseurs"?

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