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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to the author, who might the old man be in the painting by La Tour referenced at the end of Appendix 4?
(a) St. Joseph.
(b) St. Peter.
(c) St. Paul.
(d) St. Thomas.

2. To what does Carlyle compare the universe?
(a) A steam-engine.
(b) A computer.
(c) A grinding wheel.
(d) A wild horse.

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

4. Who is the first painter mentioned in Appendix IV?
(a) Velasquez.
(b) Piero.
(c) La Tour.
(d) Khmer.

5. 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.

6. 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) Creates a unique way to light and shade the subjects.
(c) Allows La Tour to make the background of his paintings dark, and therefore less detailed.
(d) Makes them different from other painter's works, even when the subjects are similar.

7. Which is NOT a type of progress the author mentions at the end of Appendix 6?
(a) Chemical.
(b) Psychological.
(c) Theological.
(d) Zoological.

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 Metropolitan Museum.
(b) The National Gallery.
(c) The Museum of Fine Arts.
(d) The Louvre.

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

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

11. In theological terms, the progress the author mentions at the end of Appendix 6 is a transition from what to what?
(a) From Heaven to Hades.
(b) From Hades to Purgatory.
(c) From Hades to Heaven.
(d) From Purgatory to Heaven.

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

13. What does Carlyle write of the men and women around him?
(a) Their interactions with him were superficial.
(b) They didn't want to talk to him.
(c) They were merely figures.
(d) They seemed as if they were out to get him.

14. What does the author say La Tour paints, at the end of Appendix 4?
(a) Divine retribution.
(b) Visionary experiences.
(c) Cautionary tales.
(d) God's immanence.

15. What happened to La Tour's reputation as a result of the rise of the new Art of Versailles?
(a) His reputation didn't change, but his fans were more loyal than ever.
(b) He became even more famous and well-known.
(c) He was forced to change his style to remain popular.
(d) He was forgotten, and his works were attributed to other artists.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author, what is the setting of Gericault's painting "The Derby"?

2. According to the author, how did Gericault see the world?

3. What does the author say in response to Gericault's quote about his own paintings?

4. What do schizophrenics share with other psychotics, according to the author?

5. From what secondary mental illness did Carlyle suffer, according to his biographer?

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