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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What poet does the author quote in Appendix 5?
2. Which is NOT a type of progress the author mentions at the end of Appendix 6?
3. What is the subject of most of La Tour's paintings?
(a) Still-life images of fruit and flowers.
(b) Women performing daily tasks.
(c) Landscapes and nature.
(d) An object seen by the light of a single candle.
4. Who is the first painter mentioned in Appendix IV?
(c) La Tour.
5. Who wrote the biography about Carlyle?
(a) Dr. Jonah Suthers.
(b) Dr. Jesse Marcel.
(c) Dr. James Halliday.
(d) Dr. Margaret Blythe.
6. Which of these is NOT an example given by the author of great nature art?
(a) A mountain stream seen from the brush.
(b) Eighteen inches of a bamboo stem with its leaves.
(c) A spray of blossoming plum.
(d) Finches in a bush.
7. According to the author, how did Carlyle see everything?
(a) As his ultimate resting place.
(b) As dangerous.
(c) As a creative disaster.
(d) As negatively significant.
8. According to the author, what theme is illustrated by the close-up landscapes of Chinese and Japanese art?
(a) The idea that divinity is manifest in everything.
(b) The idea that Nature is something to be respected, even feared.
(c) The symbiotic relationship between Man and Nature.
(d) The idea that humans don't know as much as we think we do about Nature.
9. The author discusses the history of what type of ideas at the end of Appendix 6?
10. What chemical change does the author mention at the end of Appendix 6?
(a) Replacing adrenolutin with mescalin and lysergic acid.
(b) Replacing lysergic acid with adrenolutin and mescalin.
(c) Replacing mescalin with adrenolutin and lysergic acid.
(d) Replacing mescalin and lysergic acid with adrenolutin.
11. What does the candle light do for La Tour's paintings, according to the author?
(a) Allows La Tour to make the background of his paintings dark, and therefore less detailed.
(b) Stresses the importance and divinity of something simply existing.
(c) Makes them different from other painter's works, even when the subjects are similar.
(d) Creates a unique way to light and shade the subjects.
12. Upon what evidence does the author base his estimation of the way in which Gericault saw the world?
(a) Journals and letters written by Gericault himself.
(b) The uneasiness the author felt when looking at Gericault's work.
(c) The accounts of Gericault's friends.
(d) The desperate tenor of Gericault's paintings.
13. According to Carlyle's biographer, what was his predominant mental illness?
(a) Delusional psychosis.
(c) Generalized panic disorder.
(d) Post-traumatic stress disorder.
14. What is the author's complaint about the colors used in "Raft of the Medusa"?
(a) The colors are not accurate and true-to-life.
(b) The raft, the people on it, and even the sky are corpse-colored.
(c) The earthen tones don't adequately convey the frantic tone of the painting.
(d) The sepia tone makes everything look old-fashioned and weathered.
15. What is the first Gericault painting mentioned by the author in Appendix 7?
(a) "Horse Startled by Lightning."
(b) "The Derby."
(c) "Raft of the Medusa."
(d) "Officier de Chasseurs."
Short Answer Questions
1. To what does Carlyle compare the universe?
2. What does Carlyle write of the men and women around him?
3. What does the author specifically state in Appendix 6 does NOT open the doors of heaven, hell, and limbo?
4. According to the author, which cultures have the best art depicting nature scenes up close?
5. According to the author, what happens when Nature is seen up-close or from a different angle?
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