|Name: _________________________||Period: ___________________|
This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Where was Gericault when he saw the horse that inspired him to paint "Officiers de Chasseurs"?
(a) In a forest in Leeds.
(b) A pasture in the countryside.
(c) The streets of London.
(d) The road to Saint-Cloud.
2. Who is mentioned in Appendix 5 as the artist who painted "Dell in Helmingham Park"?
(a) Van Gogh.
3. Which of Van Gogh's paintings does the author use as an example of Western landscape art?
(a) "Starry Night."
(b) "The Day After."
(c) "Long Road."
4. Who is mentioned in Appendix 5 as the artist who painted "Thicket"?
(a) Van Gogh.
(b) Da Vinci.
5. In theological terms, the progress the author mentions at the end of Appendix 6 is a transition from what to what?
(a) From Purgatory to Heaven.
(b) From Heaven to Hades.
(c) From Hades to Heaven.
(d) From Hades to Purgatory.
6. What does Carlyle call "an incredible tradition"?
(a) Raising children.
(c) Working for a living.
7. 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. Thomas.
(b) St. Peter.
(c) St. Paul.
(d) St. Joseph.
8. What was the style of the new Art of Versailles, according to the author?
9. 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 an artist painting a landscape.
(b) A painting of a house atop a hill, in a vast landscape.
(c) A painting of a wall with a garden view through a window.
(d) A painting of a corner of a room with a painted landscape on the wall.
10. To whom does the author attribute the concept of Hades, mentioned in Appendix 6?
11. Who is the first painter mentioned in Appendix IV?
(b) La Tour.
12. According to Carlyle's biographer, what was his predominant mental illness?
(a) Post-traumatic stress disorder.
(b) Delusional psychosis.
(c) Generalized panic disorder.
13. What group of mentally-ill people does the author write about in Appendix 6?
(a) Heroin addicts.
14. How did Carlyle feel when he walked down a crowded street?
15. According to the author, what would Baudelaire have called the young boy in Gericault's portrait?
(a) "A mockery of youth."
(b) "An apathetic cherub."
(c) "An absurd halfling."
(d) "A budding Satan."
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the subject of most of La Tour's paintings?
2. According to the author, what happens when Nature is seen up-close or from a different angle?
3. What does the author say La Tour paints, at the end of Appendix 4?
4. To what does Carlyle compare the universe?
5. What does the author say at the end of Appendix 7 about how Gericault's paintings looked in the artist's mind?
This section contains 521 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)