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Multiple Choice Questions

1. To whom does the author attribute the concept of Hades, mentioned in Appendix 6?
(a) Homer.
(b) Antigone.
(c) Euripides.
(d) Odysseus.

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

3. The "new Art of Versailles" was deliberately cultivated, according to the author, during the reign of which king?
(a) Henry VIII.
(b) Phillip II.
(c) Louis XIV.
(d) Edward VI.

4. 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 don't share the same symptoms, but they share the same illness and brain dysfunction.
(d) They have the same symptoms, but schizophrenics experience them to a greater extent.

5. What happened to La Tour's reputation as a result of the rise of the new Art of Versailles?
(a) He became even more famous and well-known.
(b) He was forced to change his style to remain popular.
(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.

6. According to the author, how did Gericault paint "The Raft of Medusa"?
(a) He painted the people before painting the landscape.
(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 sketched the entire painting first then painted in the sketch.

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

8. Who wrote the biography about Carlyle?
(a) Dr. Jesse Marcel.
(b) Dr. Jonah Suthers.
(c) Dr. James Halliday.
(d) Dr. Margaret Blythe.

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

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

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

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

13. Upon what evidence does the author base his comparison of a schizophrenic's experiences?
(a) Journal entries he wrote during his own psychotic break.
(b) His own experience with drugs.
(c) Descriptions given by ancient religions.
(d) The stories told to him by a psychotic friend.

14. What does the author say in Appendix 5 about Nature "at the middle distance"?
(a) It is not the best distance from which to view Nature's details.
(b) It is the best way to see natural creatures in their habitat.
(c) It is the only way humans are conditioned to view Nature.
(d) We are so familiar with it that we think we know everything about it.

15. According to the author, which cultures have the best art depicting nature scenes up close?
(a) European and American.
(b) South American and Mexican.
(c) Russian and European.
(d) Chinese and Japanese.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the author describe La Tour as a person?

2. What did Gericault use as a model for the people in "Raft of the Medusa"?

3. What does the author note about the background of Gericault's "The Derby"?

4. To what does Carlyle compare the universe?

5. Which of Van Gogh's paintings does the author use as an example of Western landscape art?

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