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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does the author say La Tour paints, at the end of Appendix 4?
(a) Divine retribution.
(b) God's immanence.
(c) Visionary experiences.
(d) Cautionary tales.
2. What was the subject of the poem the author quotes in Appendix 5?
(a) A child on a road surrounded by corn fields.
(b) A solitary oak tree on top of a hill.
(c) A pond surrounded by poplars in fall.
(d) A bird flying out of a bush and settling in the poet's hand.
3. What poet does the author quote in Appendix 5?
4. What was the subject of most of Vuillard's paintings?
5. What does Carlyle call "an incredible tradition"?
(b) Working for a living.
(d) Raising children.
6. What does Carlyle write of the men and women around him?
(a) They seemed as if they were out to get him.
(b) Their interactions with him were superficial.
(c) They were merely figures.
(d) They didn't want to talk to him.
7. The "new Art of Versailles" was deliberately cultivated, according to the author, during the reign of which king?
(a) Edward VI.
(b) Henry VIII.
(c) Louis XIV.
(d) Phillip II.
8. From what secondary mental illness did Carlyle suffer, according to his biographer?
(a) Post-traumatic stress disorder.
(c) Multiple personality disorder.
9. What does the author say at the end of Appendix 4 about the relationship between an artist's character and their work?
(a) You can judge a man's character by looking at his work.
(b) Artists must suffer to produce great work.
(c) There is no correlation between the two.
(d) Only men of great character can create great works of art.
10. What was the style of the new Art of Versailles, according to the author?
11. What is the title of the work by Carlyle that the author quotes in Appendix 8?
(a) "Of Men and Gods."
(b) "Sartor Resartus."
(c) "Dialogue on the Universe."
(d) "I, Carlyle."
12. What did Carlyle feel the universe was doing to him?
(a) Tossing him around like a vessel on the waves.
(b) Crushing him under its weight.
(c) Ripping his heart to shreds, then mending it again.
(d) Grinding him limb from limb.
13. What "divine tautology" is expressed by the subjects of great nature art, according to the author?
(a) "I am that I am."
(b) "To be or not to be."
(c) "I think, therefore I am."
(d) "I am whatever you think I am."
14. Where was Gericault when he saw the horse that inspired him to paint "Officiers de Chasseurs"?
(a) The streets of London.
(b) In a forest in Leeds.
(c) The road to Saint-Cloud.
(d) A pasture in the countryside.
15. What does the author say in Appendix 5 about Nature "at the middle distance"?
(a) It is not the best distance from which to view Nature's details.
(b) It is the only way humans are conditioned to view Nature.
(c) We are so familiar with it that we think we know everything about it.
(d) It is the best way to see natural creatures in their habitat.
Short Answer Questions
1. According to the author, where do the mentally-ill people discussed at the beginning of Appendix 6 spend their time?
2. What is the highest point of the transformation the author discusses in Appendix 6?
3. What happened to La Tour's reputation as a result of the rise of the new Art of Versailles?
4. According to the author, what theme is illustrated by the close-up landscapes of Chinese and Japanese art?
5. What does the author call humans, at the end of Appendix 8?
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