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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What do schizophrenics share with other psychotics, according to the author?
(a) They share the same symptoms, and the intensity of those symptoms is about equal.
(b) They have the same symptoms, but schizophrenics experience them to a lesser extent.
(c) They have the same symptoms, but schizophrenics experience them to a greater extent.
(d) They don't share the same symptoms, but they share the same illness and brain dysfunction.

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

3. The author discusses the history of what type of ideas at the end of Appendix 6?
(a) Physiological.
(b) Theological.
(c) Eschatological.
(d) Psychological.

4. What was the style of the new Art of Versailles, according to the author?
(a) Classical.
(b) Cubist.
(c) Romantic.
(d) Impressionist.

5. According to the author, what would Baudelaire have called the young boy in Gericault's portrait?
(a) "An absurd halfling."
(b) "A mockery of youth."
(c) "An apathetic cherub."
(d) "A budding Satan."

6. What is the last sentence in Appendix 8?
(a) "If being a visionary makes me psychotic, then I gladly will be so."
(b) "The robots are nothing if not versatile."
(c) "I have nothing to fear but everything."
(d) "Beware the pendula."

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

8. What does the candle light do for La Tour's paintings, according to the author?
(a) Creates a unique way to light and shade the subjects.
(b) Stresses the importance and divinity of something simply existing.
(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.

9. What did Gericault use as a model for the people in "Raft of the Medusa"?
(a) Neither answer is correct.
(b) The torso and face of a friend who was suffering from hepatitis.
(c) Both answers are correct.
(d) Pieces of corpses given to him by medical students.

10. Which of these is NOT an example given by the author of great nature art?
(a) A mountain stream seen from the brush.
(b) A spray of blossoming plum.
(c) Finches in a bush.
(d) Eighteen inches of a bamboo stem with its leaves.

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

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

13. What is the subject of most of La Tour's paintings?
(a) Still-life images of fruit and flowers.
(b) An object seen by the light of a single candle.
(c) Women performing daily tasks.
(d) Landscapes and nature.

14. To what sort of life are schizophrenics condemned, according to the author?
(a) Apathy and catatonia.
(b) Ineffectiveness and solitude.
(c) Fury and isolation.
(d) Frustration and anguish.

15. Upon what evidence does the author base his estimation of the way in which Gericault saw the world?
(a) The uneasiness the author felt when looking at Gericault's work.
(b) The desperate tenor of Gericault's paintings.
(c) Journals and letters written by Gericault himself.
(d) The accounts of Gericault's friends.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who is mentioned in Appendix 5 as the artist who painted "Dell in Helmingham Park"?

3. According to the author, how did Gericault paint "The Raft of Medusa"?

4. To what does Carlyle compare the universe?

5. Upon what evidence does the author base his comparison of a schizophrenic's experiences?

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