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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. To whom does the author attribute the concept of Hades, mentioned in Appendix 6?
(a) Homer.
(b) Antigone.
(c) Euripides.
(d) Odysseus.

3. Gericault claimed that when he started to paint a woman, it turned into what?
(a) A lion.
(b) A demon.
(c) A succubus.
(d) A tree.

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

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

6. From what secondary mental illness did Carlyle suffer, according to his biographer?
(a) Multiple personality disorder.
(b) Depression.
(c) Post-traumatic stress disorder.
(d) Schizophrenia.

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

8. What does Carlyle write of the men and women around him?
(a) They were merely figures.
(b) They didn't want to talk to him.
(c) They seemed as if they were out to get him.
(d) Their interactions with him were superficial.

9. What was the subject of most of Vuillard's paintings?
(a) Interiors.
(b) Models.
(c) Landscapes.
(d) Gardens.

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

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

12. What does the author say in Appendix 5 about Nature "at the middle distance"?
(a) We are so familiar with it that we think we know everything about it.
(b) It is not the best distance from which to view Nature's details.
(c) It is the best way to see natural creatures in their habitat.
(d) It is the only way humans are conditioned to view Nature.

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

14. What was the style of the new Art of Versailles, according to the author?
(a) Romantic.
(b) Classical.
(c) Impressionist.
(d) Cubist.

15. According to the author, what happens when Nature is seen up-close or from a different angle?
(a) It is still ordinary and everyday.
(b) It is disconcerting and unsettling.
(c) It is frightening and undefinable.
(d) It seems strange and wondrous.

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

3. What does the author say La Tour paints, at the end of Appendix 4?

4. What did Carlyle feel the universe was doing to him?

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

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