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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) Mystical experience.
(b) Satisfaction in everyday things.
(c) Spiritual enlightenment.
(d) Appreciation of nature.

2. According to the author, what happens when Nature is seen up-close or from a different angle?
(a) It is still ordinary and everyday.
(b) It is frightening and undefinable.
(c) It seems strange and wondrous.
(d) It is disconcerting and unsettling.

3. According to the author, in what year did the rediscovery of La Tour begin?
(a) 1915.
(b) 1902.
(c) 1934.
(d) 1946.

4. What does the author say at the end of Appendix 4 about the relationship between an artist's character and their work?
(a) You can judge a man's character by looking at his work.
(b) Only men of great character can create great works of art.
(c) Artists must suffer to produce great work.
(d) There is no correlation between the two.

5. According to Carlyle's biographer, what was his predominant mental illness?
(a) Generalized panic disorder.
(b) Post-traumatic stress disorder.
(c) Depression.
(d) Delusional psychosis.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the subject of the poem the author quotes in Appendix 5?

2. To whom does the author attribute the concept of Hades, mentioned in Appendix 6?

3. Where is Gericault's "Horse Startled by Lightning" displayed, according to the author?

4. What do schizophrenics share with other psychotics, according to the author?

5. What is striking about the painting of the butcher bird, to which the author refers at the end of Appendix 5?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the author introduce Georges de La Tour in Appendix 4?

2. What does Gericault say about his own artwork, according to the quote in Appendix 7?

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

4. According to the author, what is unique about "Raft of the Medusa," artistically speaking?

5. According to the author, how did Gericault see the world?

6. Who is James Halliday?

7. What literary allusions does the author make near the end of Appendix 6 regarding schizophrenics?

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

9. What is the significance of the Wordsworth quote in Appendix 5?

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

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