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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Where is Gericault's "Horse Startled by Lightning" displayed, according to the author?
(a) The National Gallery.
(b) The Museum of Fine Art.
(c) The Louvre.
(d) The Smithsonian.
2. What was the subject of the poem the author quotes in Appendix 5?
(a) A bird flying out of a bush and settling in the poet's hand.
(b) A pond surrounded by poplars in fall.
(c) A solitary oak tree on top of a hill.
(d) A child on a road surrounded by corn fields.
3. According to the author, who might the old man be in the painting by La Tour referenced at the end of Appendix 4?
(a) St. Joseph.
(b) St. Peter.
(c) St. Thomas.
(d) St. Paul.
4. What does the author call humans, at the end of Appendix 8?
(a) "Machines built of flesh."
(b) "Seductive demons."
(d) "Clockwork dummies."
5. Which of La Tour's paintings does the author mention by name at the end of Appendix 4?
(a) "Old Man in a Boat."
6. Why does the author feel that La Tour's art is religious?
(a) The subjects of his paintings are often religious figures.
(b) People often have visionary experiences looking at La Tour's work.
(c) It emphasizes a divine omnipresence.
(d) La Tour was a very religious man.
7. What did Carlyle feel the universe was doing to him?
(a) Crushing him under its weight.
(b) Grinding him limb from limb.
(c) Ripping his heart to shreds, then mending it again.
(d) Tossing him around like a vessel on the waves.
8. From what secondary mental illness did Carlyle suffer, according to his biographer?
(c) Post-traumatic stress disorder.
(d) Multiple personality disorder.
9. What is the title of the work by Carlyle that the author quotes in Appendix 8?
(a) "Dialogue on the Universe."
(b) "Of Men and Gods."
(c) "I, Carlyle."
(d) "Sartor Resartus."
10. 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) Creates a unique way to light and shade the subjects.
(d) Makes them different from other painter's works, even when the subjects are similar.
11. Which of Van Gogh's paintings does the author use as an example of Western landscape art?
(b) "Long Road."
(c) "Starry Night."
(d) "The Day After."
12. Who is mentioned in Appendix 5 as the artist who painted "Dell in Helmingham Park"?
(d) Van Gogh.
13. 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 was forgotten, and his works were attributed to other artists.
(c) He became even more famous and well-known.
(d) He was forced to change his style to remain popular.
14. How did Carlyle feel when he walked down a crowded street?
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. What was the style of the new Art of Versailles, according to the author?
2. Who wrote the biography about Carlyle?
3. What poet does the author quote in Appendix 5?
4. What was the subject of most of Vuillard's paintings?
5. Who is the first painter mentioned in Appendix IV?
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