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Multiple Choice Questions

1. In theological terms, the progress the author mentions at the end of Appendix 6 is a transition from what to what?
(a) From Heaven to Hades.
(b) From Hades to Purgatory.
(c) From Purgatory to Heaven.
(d) From Hades to Heaven.

2. Where was Gericault when he saw the horse that inspired him to paint "Officiers de Chasseurs"?
(a) The road to Saint-Cloud.
(b) The streets of London.
(c) In a forest in Leeds.
(d) A pasture in the countryside.

3. What does Carlyle call "an incredible tradition"?
(a) Marriage.
(b) Working for a living.
(c) Raising children.
(d) Friendship.

4. What did Gericault do to his subjects, according to the author?
(a) He was true to nature, but that nature was magically transfigured for the worse.
(b) He used his subjects only as a starting point, then painted something else entirely.
(c) He painted them exactly as they were, to the point that his paintings lacked originality.
(d) He twisted and manipulated his subjects so that they were completely unrecognizable.

5. What is unique about La Tour's paintings, according to the author?
(a) He didn't use the proper colors for things.
(b) He did most of them at a very young age.
(c) All of his paintings are monochromatic.
(d) The subjects don't do anything. They are simply there.

6. What does the author say La Tour paints, at the end of Appendix 4?
(a) Divine retribution.
(b) God's immanence.
(c) Visionary experiences.
(d) Cautionary tales.

7. Which of La Tour's paintings does the author mention by name at the end of Appendix 4?
(a) "Creation."
(b) "Beneficence."
(c) "Nativity."
(d) "Old Man in a Boat."

8. According to the author, what is the setting of Gericault's painting "The Derby"?
(a) The Midwest.
(b) Hell.
(c) A small Spanish town.
(d) Heaven.

9. To what does Carlyle compare the universe?
(a) A steam-engine.
(b) A grinding wheel.
(c) A wild horse.
(d) A computer.

10. 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 wall with a garden view through a window.
(b) A painting of an artist painting a landscape.
(c) A painting of a house atop a hill, in a vast landscape.
(d) A painting of a corner of a room with a painted landscape on the wall.

11. How did Carlyle feel when he walked down a crowded street?
(a) Exultant.
(b) Isolated.
(c) Confused.
(d) Afraid.

12. What does the author say about Millais' "Ophelia" in Appendix 5?
(a) Its subject matter was too grim for it to be a good painting.
(b) It would be much better if the painter had made better use of color and shading.
(c) The painter misinterpreted the Shakespearean scene he was attempting to portray.
(d) It is a bad picture, but its point of view is interesting.

13. What does the author specifically state in Appendix 6 does NOT open the doors of heaven, hell, and limbo?
(a) Spiritual enlightenment.
(b) The presence or absence of certain chemicals in the blood.
(c) Death.
(d) "Massy keys of metals twain."

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Carlyle writes that he sometimes forgets what about other people?

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

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

4. To what animal does Carlyle compare himself?

5. Which of these is NOT something with which schizophrenics have lost touch, according to the author?

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