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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the highest point of the transformation the author discusses in Appendix 6?
(a) Spiritual enlightenment.
(b) Satisfaction in everyday things.
(c) Appreciation of nature.
(d) Mystical experience.

2. What does Carlyle write of the men and women around him?
(a) Their interactions with him were superficial.
(b) They were merely figures.
(c) They seemed as if they were out to get him.
(d) They didn't want to talk to him.

3. To what animal does Carlyle compare himself?
(a) A wolf.
(b) A tiger.
(c) A lion.
(d) A bear.

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

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 forgotten, and his works were attributed to other artists.
(c) He was forced to change his style to remain popular.
(d) His reputation didn't change, but his fans were more loyal than ever.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author, what theme is illustrated by the close-up landscapes of Chinese and Japanese art?

2. What does Carlyle call "an incredible tradition"?

3. According to the author, what is the setting of Gericault's painting "The Derby"?

4. Which is NOT an object or work of art that the author references in comparison to the subjects of La Tour's paintings?

5. According to the author, how did Carlyle see everything?

Short Essay Questions

1. Which of Gericault's paintings are included by the author in a list of Gericault's "demonic pictures"?

2. What is "Sartor Resartus"?

3. What does the author say about Vuillard at the beginning of Appendix 5?

4. How can a state similar to schizophrenia be deliberately induced?

5. What does the author mean when he states that La Tour was religious?

6. What are the types of passage that the author mentions at the end of Appendix 6?

7. What does Halliday write about Carlyle's description of himself?

8. What did Gericault use as models for his work, "Raft of the Medusa"?

9. What does the author say in Appendix 5 about "Nature at the middle distance"?

10. According to the author, how did La Tour feel about "theatrical effects" in his paintings?

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