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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. According to the author, what theme is illustrated by the close-up landscapes of Chinese and Japanese art?
(a) The idea that Nature is something to be respected, even feared.
(b) The idea that divinity is manifest in everything.
(c) The idea that humans don't know as much as we think we do about Nature.
(d) The symbiotic relationship between Man and Nature.

4. According to the author, how did Gericault paint "The Raft of Medusa"?
(a) Each of the people was painted separately; there was no overall sketch.
(b) He painted the raft, objects, and landscape before painting the people.
(c) He sketched the entire painting first then painted in the sketch.
(d) He painted the people before painting the landscape.

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

6. What does the author note about the background of Gericault's "The Derby"?
(a) It is too light.
(b) It is unnaturally colored.
(c) It doesn't match the tone of the painting and its subjects.
(d) It is very dark.

7. Gericault's portrait of a young boy and study of a naked man are both displayed, according to the author, in what museum?
(a) The Museum of Fine Arts.
(b) The Metropolitan Museum.
(c) The Louvre.
(d) The National Gallery.

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

9. According to the author, how did Carlyle see everything?
(a) As his ultimate resting place.
(b) As a creative disaster.
(c) As negatively significant.
(d) As dangerous.

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

11. What is the last sentence in Appendix 8?
(a) "I have nothing to fear but everything."
(b) "If being a visionary makes me psychotic, then I gladly will be so."
(c) "The robots are nothing if not versatile."
(d) "Beware the pendula."

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

13. 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.

14. The author compares Carlyle to what other artist?
(a) Da Vinci.
(b) Gericault.
(c) Wordsworth.
(d) Renee.

15. How is the subject of a great work of nature art portrayed, according to the author?
(a) As the bearer of some secret message.
(b) As a representation of an ideal form.
(c) As the center of its own little universe.
(d) As an aspect of a greater whole.

Short Answer Questions

1. What, according to the author, breaks the silence in which schizophrenics exist?

2. What chemical change does the author mention at the end of Appendix 6?

3. What did Gericault use as a model for the people in "Raft of the Medusa"?

4. How does the author describe La Tour as a person?

5. According to the author, there is very little of what in La Tour's paintings?

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