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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What is the title of the biography written about Carlyle?
(a) "Mr Carlyle, my Patient."
(b) "The Delusional Cartographer."
(c) "A Study on Psychosis."
(d) "Carlyle: Man and Author."
2. To what animal does Carlyle compare himself?
(a) A wolf.
(b) A bear.
(c) A lion.
(d) A tiger.
3. What was the style of the new Art of Versailles, according to the author?
4. Where was Gericault when he saw the horse that inspired him to paint "Officiers de Chasseurs"?
(a) The streets of London.
(b) A pasture in the countryside.
(c) The road to Saint-Cloud.
(d) In a forest in Leeds.
5. According to the author, which cultures have the best art depicting nature scenes up close?
(a) South American and Mexican.
(b) Chinese and Japanese.
(c) European and American.
(d) Russian and European.
6. What is the subject of most of La Tour's paintings?
(a) Landscapes and nature.
(b) Still-life images of fruit and flowers.
(c) Women performing daily tasks.
(d) An object seen by the light of a single candle.
7. What does the world inhabited by schizophrenics and other psychotics resemble, according to the author?
(a) A psychedelic fugue.
(b) The world of the dead.
(c) A sane person's nervous breakdown.
(d) The spirits seen by a psychic.
8. What is the author's complaint about the colors used in "Raft of the Medusa"?
(a) The earthen tones don't adequately convey the frantic tone of the painting.
(b) The sepia tone makes everything look old-fashioned and weathered.
(c) The raft, the people on it, and even the sky are corpse-colored.
(d) The colors are not accurate and true-to-life.
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 corner of a room with a painted landscape on the wall.
(c) A painting of a wall with a garden view through a window.
(d) A painting of a house atop a hill, in a vast landscape.
10. How did Carlyle feel when he walked down a crowded street?
11. 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) Journals and letters written by Gericault himself.
(c) The accounts of Gericault's friends.
(d) The desperate tenor of Gericault's paintings.
12. What is the highest point of the transformation the author discusses in Appendix 6?
(a) Mystical experience.
(b) Appreciation of nature.
(c) Spiritual enlightenment.
(d) Satisfaction in everyday things.
13. What is revealed, to the author, by Gericault's "Horse Startled by Lightning"?
(a) The necessity of understanding the point of view from which ordinary things are seen.
(b) The importance of seeing things anew each moment.
(c) The sometimes sinister "otherness" of ordinary things.
(d) Gericault's lack of technical artistic skill.
14. What is the first Gericault painting mentioned by the author in Appendix 7?
(a) "The Derby."
(b) "Horse Startled by Lightning."
(c) "Raft of the Medusa."
(d) "Officier de Chasseurs."
15. The author compares schizophrenics to which of Sheol's beings?
Short Answer Questions
1. Which of Van Gogh's paintings does the author use as an example of Western landscape art?
2. From what secondary mental illness did Carlyle suffer, according to his biographer?
3. Carlyle writes that he sometimes forgets what about other people?
4. In theological terms, the progress the author mentions at the end of Appendix 6 is a transition from what to what?
5. What is unique about La Tour's paintings, according to the author?
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