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Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to the author, how did Gericault paint "The Raft of Medusa"?
(a) He sketched the entire painting first then painted in the sketch.
(b) Each of the people was painted separately; there was no overall sketch.
(c) He painted the raft, objects, and landscape before painting the people.
(d) He painted the people before painting the landscape.

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

3. From what secondary mental illness did Carlyle suffer, according to his biographer?
(a) Post-traumatic stress disorder.
(b) Depression.
(c) Schizophrenia.
(d) Multiple personality disorder.

4. What does the world inhabited by schizophrenics and other psychotics resemble, according to the author?
(a) The spirits seen by a psychic.
(b) A psychedelic fugue.
(c) A sane person's nervous breakdown.
(d) The world of the dead.

5. 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.

6. Who is mentioned in Appendix 5 as the artist who painted "Dell in Helmingham Park"?
(a) Monet.
(b) Millais.
(c) Van Gogh.
(d) Constable.

7. To what animal does Carlyle compare himself?
(a) A wolf.
(b) A lion.
(c) A tiger.
(d) A bear.

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

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

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

11. Which of La Tour's paintings does the author mention by name at the end of Appendix 4?
(a) "Old Man in a Boat."
(b) "Creation."
(c) "Beneficence."
(d) "Nativity."

12. 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.

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

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

15. What was the subject of most of Vuillard's paintings?
(a) Interiors.
(b) Gardens.
(c) Models.
(d) Landscapes.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the difference, according to the author, between the Japanese butcher bird painting and Hardy's thrush?

2. According to the author, what would Baudelaire have called the young boy in Gericault's portrait?

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

4. According to the author, who might the old man be in the painting by La Tour referenced at the end of Appendix 4?

5. Which of these is NOT an example given by the author of great nature art?

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