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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 does the world inhabited by schizophrenics and other psychotics resemble, according to the author?
(a) A psychedelic fugue.
(b) The spirits seen by a psychic.
(c) The world of the dead.
(d) A sane person's nervous breakdown.

2. How does the author describe La Tour as a person?
(a) Hard, avaricious, and proud.
(b) Gruff but kind.
(c) Humble, wise, and meek.
(d) Generous and hard-working.

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

4. According to the author, how did Gericault paint "The Raft of Medusa"?
(a) He painted the raft, objects, and landscape before painting the people.
(b) He sketched the entire painting first then painted in the sketch.
(c) He painted the people before painting the landscape.
(d) Each of the people was painted separately; there was no overall sketch.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Carlyle feel the universe was doing to him?

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

3. To what animal does Carlyle compare himself?

4. What happened to La Tour's reputation as a result of the rise of the new Art of Versailles?

5. Who is the first painter mentioned in Appendix IV?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What is the "negative significance" which, according to the author, Carlyle and others like him saw in the world?

6. What does the author mean when he calls La Tour an "extroverted visionary"?

7. To what does the author compare the world inhabited by schizophrenics in Appendix 6?

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

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

10. According to the author, in what state do schizophrenics spend most of their time?

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