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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What is striking about the painting of the butcher bird, to which the author refers at the end of Appendix 5?
(a) It is drawn in painstaking detail.
(b) It has an almost human expression.
(c) It is looking directly at the viewer.
(d) It stands alone with nothing on any side of it.
2. What does Carlyle write of the men and women around him?
(a) They were merely figures.
(b) They didn't want to talk to him.
(c) Their interactions with him were superficial.
(d) They seemed as if they were out to get him.
3. What did Carlyle feel the universe was doing to him?
(a) Crushing him under its weight.
(b) Ripping his heart to shreds, then mending it again.
(c) Grinding him limb from limb.
(d) Tossing him around like a vessel on the waves.
4. What was the subject of most of Vuillard's paintings?
5. 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 technically correct but had no soul.
(c) They were ghastly monstrosities.
(d) They were harmonious compositions.
6. What does the author specifically state in Appendix 6 does NOT open the doors of heaven, hell, and limbo?
(a) The presence or absence of certain chemicals in the blood.
(b) "Massy keys of metals twain."
(d) Spiritual enlightenment.
7. What does the author say La Tour paints, at the end of Appendix 4?
(a) Cautionary tales.
(b) Visionary experiences.
(c) Divine retribution.
(d) God's immanence.
8. 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 National Gallery.
(b) The Louvre.
(c) The Metropolitan Museum.
(d) The Museum of Fine Arts.
9. To what does Carlyle compare the universe?
(a) A grinding wheel.
(b) A computer.
(c) A steam-engine.
(d) A wild horse.
10. What phrase does the author use at the beginning of Appendix 7 to describe Gericault?
(a) "Transportative creator."
(b) "Monochromatic Van Gogh."
(c) "Technical artist."
(d) "Negative visionary."
11. According to the author, what is the setting of Gericault's painting "The Derby"?
(b) The Midwest.
(c) A small Spanish town.
12. The author compares schizophrenics to which of Sheol's beings?
13. What is the first Gericault painting mentioned by the author in Appendix 7?
(a) "Officier de Chasseurs."
(b) "The Derby."
(c) "Horse Startled by Lightning."
(d) "Raft of the Medusa."
14. What did Gericault do to his subjects, according to the author?
(a) He used his subjects only as a starting point, then painted something else entirely.
(b) He painted them exactly as they were, to the point that his paintings lacked originality.
(c) He was true to nature, but that nature was magically transfigured for the worse.
(d) He twisted and manipulated his subjects so that they were completely unrecognizable.
15. What was the style of the new Art of Versailles, according to the author?
Short Answer Questions
1. Which is NOT an object or work of art that the author references in comparison to the subjects of La Tour's paintings?
2. What does the author say about Millais' "Ophelia" in Appendix 5?
3. How is the subject of a great work of nature art portrayed, according to the author?
4. Upon what evidence does the author base his estimation of the way in which Gericault saw the world?
5. According to the author, in what year did the rediscovery of La Tour begin?
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