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Multiple Choice Questions

1. The author compares schizophrenics to which of Sheol's beings?
(a) Ghosts.
(b) Zombies.
(c) Spirits.
(d) Wraiths.

2. 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.

3. The author compares Carlyle to what other artist?
(a) Renee.
(b) Wordsworth.
(c) Da Vinci.
(d) Gericault.

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

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

6. Which of these is NOT something with which schizophrenics have lost touch, according to the author?
(a) Emotions.
(b) Language.
(c) Fellow beings.
(d) Matter.

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

8. 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) Journals and letters written by Gericault himself.
(c) The accounts of Gericault's friends.
(d) The uneasiness the author felt when looking at Gericault's work.

9. What "divine tautology" is expressed by the subjects of great nature art, according to the author?
(a) "I am that I am."
(b) "I am whatever you think I am."
(c) "To be or not to be."
(d) "I think, therefore I am."

10. What, according to the author, breaks the silence in which schizophrenics exist?
(a) Divine intervention.
(b) The gibbering of ghosts.
(c) Their own screams.
(d) The occasional heartfelt words of a loved one.

11. Gericault claimed that when he started to paint a woman, it turned into what?
(a) A tree.
(b) A lion.
(c) A succubus.
(d) A demon.

12. 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 a house atop a hill, in a vast landscape.
(c) A painting of an artist painting a landscape.
(d) A painting of a wall with a garden view through a window.

13. What does the author note about the background of Gericault's "The Derby"?
(a) It is too light.
(b) It is unnaturally colored.
(c) It is very dark.
(d) It doesn't match the tone of the painting and its subjects.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In theological terms, the progress the author mentions at the end of Appendix 6 is a transition from what to what?

2. What poet does the author quote in Appendix 5?

3. What chemical change does the author mention at the end of Appendix 6?

4. According to the author, how did Carlyle see everything?

5. According to the author, there is very little of what in La Tour's paintings?

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