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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. According to the author in Appendix 6, what opens the doors of heaven, hell, and limbo for the living?
(a) The presence or absence of certain chemicals in the blood.
(b) "Massy keys of metals twain."
(c) Spiritual enlightenment.
(d) Death.

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

3. According to the author, how did Gericault see the world?
(a) As a disturbing panorama of ideas and wishes.
(b) As a giant arena battle.
(c) As a series of visionary apocalypses.
(d) As a setpiece for dramatic art.

4. Who is the first painter mentioned in Appendix IV?
(a) Khmer.
(b) Velasquez.
(c) La Tour.
(d) Piero.

5. 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 a corner of a room with a painted landscape on the wall.
(c) A painting of a house atop a hill, in a vast landscape.
(d) A painting of an artist painting a landscape.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is mentioned in Appendix 5 as the artist who painted "Dell in Helmingham Park"?

2. What was the subject of most of Vuillard's paintings?

3. The "new Art of Versailles" was deliberately cultivated, according to the author, during the reign of which king?

4. What is the title of the work by Carlyle that the author quotes in Appendix 8?

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. What is unique about La Tour's style of painting?

8. Who is James Halliday?

9. What is unique and praiseworthy about Japanese and Chinese art, according to the author?

10. What is the difference, according to the author, between the two paintings he compares at the end of Appendix 5?

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