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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. According to Carlyle's biographer, what was his predominant mental illness?
(a) Delusional psychosis.
(b) Depression.
(c) Post-traumatic stress disorder.
(d) Generalized panic disorder.

3. According to the author, where do the mentally-ill people discussed at the beginning of Appendix 6 spend their time?
(a) On Earth.
(b) In Heaven.
(c) In Hell.
(d) None of these places.

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

5. To what does Carlyle compare the heavens and earth?
(a) The jaws of a monster.
(b) A vise.
(c) A trap waiting to spring.
(d) A suspended guillotine.

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 technically correct but had no soul.
(c) They were ghastly monstrosities.
(d) They were harmonious compositions.

7. What is the title of the biography written about Carlyle?
(a) "Carlyle: Man and Author."
(b) "Mr Carlyle, my Patient."
(c) "A Study on Psychosis."
(d) "The Delusional Cartographer."

8. How does the author describe La Tour as a person?
(a) Humble, wise, and meek.
(b) Generous and hard-working.
(c) Gruff but kind.
(d) Hard, avaricious, and proud.

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

10. What is the difference, according to the author, between the Japanese butcher bird painting and Hardy's thrush?
(a) The Western bird is surrounded by foliage, while the Eastern bird is not.
(b) Each bird is painted in a very different style due to the difference in culture.
(c) The Western bird wants to teach the viewer something, whereas the Eastern bird is content to simply be.
(d) There is no difference; they are very similar paintings in terms of their visionary qualities.

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

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

13. According to the author, what theme is illustrated by the close-up landscapes of Chinese and Japanese art?
(a) The idea that humans don't know as much as we think we do about Nature.
(b) The idea that divinity is manifest in everything.
(c) The idea that Nature is something to be respected, even feared.
(d) The symbiotic relationship between Man and Nature.

14. 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.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Upon what evidence does the author base his estimation of the way in which Gericault saw the world?

2. What "divine tautology" is expressed by the subjects of great nature art, according to the author?

3. What is the highest point of the transformation the author discusses in Appendix 6?

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

5. Who is the first painter mentioned in Appendix IV?

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