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Multiple Choice Questions

1. To what sort of life are schizophrenics condemned, according to the author?
(a) Ineffectiveness and solitude.
(b) Fury and isolation.
(c) Frustration and anguish.
(d) Apathy and catatonia.

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

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

4. Where was Gericault when he saw the horse that inspired him to paint "Officiers de Chasseurs"?
(a) A pasture in the countryside.
(b) In a forest in Leeds.
(c) The road to Saint-Cloud.
(d) The streets of London.

5. What, according to the author, breaks the silence in which schizophrenics exist?
(a) The occasional heartfelt words of a loved one.
(b) The gibbering of ghosts.
(c) Divine intervention.
(d) Their own screams.

6. Who is mentioned in Appendix 5 as the artist who painted "Thicket"?
(a) Manet.
(b) Van Gogh.
(c) Monet.
(d) Da Vinci.

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

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

9. What did Gericault do to his subjects, according to the author?
(a) He was true to nature, but that nature was magically transfigured for the worse.
(b) He painted them exactly as they were, to the point that his paintings lacked originality.
(c) He twisted and manipulated his subjects so that they were completely unrecognizable.
(d) He used his subjects only as a starting point, then painted something else entirely.

10. 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 corner of a room with a painted landscape on the wall.
(b) A painting of a house atop a hill, in a vast landscape.
(c) A painting of a wall with a garden view through a window.
(d) A painting of an artist painting a landscape.

11. According to the author in Appendix 6, what opens the doors of heaven, hell, and limbo for the living?
(a) Death.
(b) The presence or absence of certain chemicals in the blood.
(c) Spiritual enlightenment.
(d) "Massy keys of metals twain."

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

13. What does the candle light do for La Tour's paintings, according to the author?
(a) Creates a unique way to light and shade the subjects.
(b) Makes them different from other painter's works, even when the subjects are similar.
(c) Stresses the importance and divinity of something simply existing.
(d) Allows La Tour to make the background of his paintings dark, and therefore less detailed.

14. What happened to La Tour's reputation as a result of the rise of the new Art of Versailles?
(a) He was forgotten, and his works were attributed to other artists.
(b) His reputation didn't change, but his fans were more loyal than ever.
(c) He was forced to change his style to remain popular.
(d) He became even more famous and well-known.

15. What chemical change does the author mention at the end of Appendix 6?
(a) Replacing mescalin with adrenolutin and lysergic acid.
(b) Replacing lysergic acid with adrenolutin and mescalin.
(c) Replacing mescalin and lysergic acid with adrenolutin.
(d) Replacing adrenolutin with mescalin and lysergic acid.

Short Answer Questions

1. In theological terms, the progress the author mentions at the end of Appendix 6 is a transition from what to what?

2. According to Carlyle, why didn't he suffer from any definite fear?

3. According to the author, what is the setting of Gericault's painting "The Derby"?

4. What is the highest point of the transformation the author discusses in Appendix 6?

5. What does the world inhabited by schizophrenics and other psychotics resemble, according to the author?

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