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Multiple Choice Questions

1. The author compares schizophrenics to which of Sheol's beings?
(a) Wraiths.
(b) Spirits.
(c) Zombies.
(d) Ghosts.

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

3. To what does Carlyle compare the universe?
(a) A computer.
(b) A steam-engine.
(c) A grinding wheel.
(d) A wild horse.

4. How does the author describe La Tour as a person?
(a) Gruff but kind.
(b) Humble, wise, and meek.
(c) Hard, avaricious, and proud.
(d) Generous and hard-working.

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

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

7. 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.

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

9. According to the author, which cultures have the best art depicting nature scenes up close?
(a) European and American.
(b) South American and Mexican.
(c) Chinese and Japanese.
(d) Russian and European.

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

11. What was the subject of the Delacroix painting the author mentions in Appendix 5?
(a) The corner of a room.
(b) A close-up of bark, leaves and flowers.
(c) A mountainous landscape.
(d) A small girl in a blue dress.

12. What do schizophrenics share with other psychotics, according to the author?
(a) They have the same symptoms, but schizophrenics experience them to a greater extent.
(b) They don't share the same symptoms, but they share the same illness and brain dysfunction.
(c) They share the same symptoms, and the intensity of those symptoms is about equal.
(d) They have the same symptoms, but schizophrenics experience them to a lesser extent.

13. According to the author, there is very little of what in La Tour's paintings?
(a) Technicality.
(b) Originality.
(c) Creativity.
(d) Religiosity.

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

15. The first painter mentioned in Appendix IV was the appointed artist to the king of what nation?
(a) Spain.
(b) Portugal.
(c) England.
(d) France.

Short Answer Questions

1. The author discusses the history of what type of ideas at the end of Appendix 6?

2. According to the author, what happens when Nature is seen up-close or from a different angle?

3. Gericault's portrait of a young boy and study of a naked man are both displayed, according to the author, in what museum?

4. What is the title of the work by Carlyle that the author quotes in Appendix 8?

5. Which of La Tour's paintings does the author mention by name at the end of Appendix 4?

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