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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What La Tour painting was acquired by the Louvre in 1934?
(a) "The Robust Workhorse."
(b) "The Venus of Willendorf."
(c) "The Creation of Man."
(d) "The Painters of Reality."

2. 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 corner of a room with a painted landscape on the wall.
(b) A painting of an artist painting a landscape.
(c) A painting of a house atop a hill, in a vast landscape.
(d) A painting of a wall with a garden view through a window.

3. What is the first Gericault painting mentioned by the author in Appendix 7?
(a) "Horse Startled by Lightning."
(b) "Officier de Chasseurs."
(c) "Raft of the Medusa."
(d) "The Derby."

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

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

6. What does the author say at the end of Appendix 7 about how Gericault's paintings looked in the artist's mind?
(a) They were too bold and lacked finesse.
(b) They were ghastly monstrosities.
(c) They were technically correct but had no soul.
(d) They were harmonious compositions.

7. What poet does the author quote in Appendix 5?
(a) Blake.
(b) Frost.
(c) Wordsworth.
(d) Longfellow.

8. Which of these is NOT an example given by the author of great nature art?
(a) Eighteen inches of a bamboo stem with its leaves.
(b) A mountain stream seen from the brush.
(c) Finches in a bush.
(d) A spray of blossoming plum.

9. Upon what evidence does the author base his estimation of the way in which Gericault saw the world?
(a) The desperate tenor of Gericault's paintings.
(b) The uneasiness the author felt when looking at Gericault's work.
(c) The accounts of Gericault's friends.
(d) Journals and letters written by Gericault himself.

10. What does the candle light do for La Tour's paintings, according to the author?
(a) Stresses the importance and divinity of something simply existing.
(b) Allows La Tour to make the background of his paintings dark, and therefore less detailed.
(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.

11. Upon what evidence does the author base his comparison of a schizophrenic's experiences?
(a) Journal entries he wrote during his own psychotic break.
(b) His own experience with drugs.
(c) The stories told to him by a psychotic friend.
(d) Descriptions given by ancient religions.

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

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

14. What do schizophrenics share with other psychotics, according to the author?
(a) They have the same symptoms, but schizophrenics experience them to a greater extent.
(b) They have the same symptoms, but schizophrenics experience them to a lesser extent.
(c) They don't share the same symptoms, but they share the same illness and brain dysfunction.
(d) They share the same symptoms, and the intensity of those symptoms is about equal.

15. Which of Van Gogh's paintings does the author use as an example of Western landscape art?
(a) "The Day After."
(b) "Starry Night."
(c) "Cypresses."
(d) "Long Road."

Short Answer Questions

1. The first painter mentioned in Appendix IV was the appointed artist to the king of what nation?

2. What is the last sentence in Appendix 8?

3. A mental state similar to that of schizophrenia can be induced by administering what drug?

4. What does the author call humans, at the end of Appendix 8?

5. According to the author in Appendix 6, what opens the doors of heaven, hell, and limbo for the living?

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