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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. According to Carlyle's biographer, what was his predominant mental illness?
(a) Depression.
(b) Generalized panic disorder.
(c) Delusional psychosis.
(d) Post-traumatic stress disorder.

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

4. According to the author, how did Gericault see the world?
(a) As a giant arena battle.
(b) As a disturbing panorama of ideas and wishes.
(c) As a series of visionary apocalypses.
(d) As a setpiece for dramatic art.

5. What is the subject of most of La Tour's paintings?
(a) An object seen by the light of a single candle.
(b) Women performing daily tasks.
(c) Landscapes and nature.
(d) Still-life images of fruit and flowers.

6. What does the author say at the end of Appendix 4 about the relationship between an artist's character and their work?
(a) Artists must suffer to produce great work.
(b) You can judge a man's character by looking at his work.
(c) Only men of great character can create great works of art.
(d) There is no correlation between the two.

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

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

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

10. Which of these is NOT something with which schizophrenics have lost touch, according to the author?
(a) Language.
(b) Emotions.
(c) Matter.
(d) Fellow beings.

11. 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 an artist painting a landscape.
(d) A painting of a corner of a room with a painted landscape on the wall.

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

13. The "new Art of Versailles" was deliberately cultivated, according to the author, during the reign of which king?
(a) Phillip II.
(b) Edward VI.
(c) Henry VIII.
(d) Louis XIV.

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

15. To what does Carlyle compare the heavens and earth?
(a) The jaws of a monster.
(b) A suspended guillotine.
(c) A vise.
(d) A trap waiting to spring.

Short Answer Questions

1. What poet does the author quote in Appendix 5?

2. Who is the first painter mentioned in Appendix IV?

3. What does the author note about the background of Gericault's "The Derby"?

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

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

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