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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the author specifically state in Appendix 6 does NOT open the doors of heaven, hell, and limbo?
(a) Death.
(b) "Massy keys of metals twain."
(c) Spiritual enlightenment.
(d) The presence or absence of certain chemicals in the blood.

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

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

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

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

6. What was the subject of the poem the author quotes in Appendix 5?
(a) A solitary oak tree on top of a hill.
(b) A child on a road surrounded by corn fields.
(c) A pond surrounded by poplars in fall.
(d) A bird flying out of a bush and settling in the poet's hand.

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

8. A mental state similar to that of schizophrenia can be induced by administering what drug?
(a) LSD.
(b) Mescalin.
(c) Derivatives of adrenalin.
(d) PCP.

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

10. Which is NOT an object or work of art that the author references in comparison to the subjects of La Tour's paintings?
(a) A Bodhisattva from Khmer.
(b) Da Vinci's apostles.
(c) Piero's angels.
(d) Pharaoh.

11. What does the world inhabited by schizophrenics and other psychotics resemble, according to the author?
(a) A sane person's nervous breakdown.
(b) A psychedelic fugue.
(c) The spirits seen by a psychic.
(d) The world of the dead.

12. What does the author say in response to Gericault's quote about his own paintings?
(a) Gericault is deluded into thinking that his art was transformative, when it really wasn't.
(b) That there were other painters who did what Gericault did, and did it better.
(c) That Gericault's style was not as original as Gericault seemed to think.
(d) More often, what the subject turned into was much less amiable than what Gericault claimed.

13. What phrase does the author use at the beginning of Appendix 7 to describe Gericault?
(a) "Monochromatic Van Gogh."
(b) "Transportative creator."
(c) "Technical artist."
(d) "Negative visionary."

14. 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 National Gallery.
(d) The Louvre.

15. According to Carlyle, why didn't he suffer from any definite fear?
(a) He felt that death was merely another stage of existence.
(b) Nothing could be worse than his present condition.
(c) He knew God would protect him.
(d) He had no hope.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. To what animal does Carlyle compare himself?

3. Which of these is NOT an example given by the author of great nature art?

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

5. According to Carlyle's biographer, what was his predominant mental illness?

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