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

2. What did Gericault do to his subjects, according to the author?
(a) He was true to nature, but that nature was magically transfigured for the worse.
(b) He twisted and manipulated his subjects so that they were completely unrecognizable.
(c) He painted them exactly as they were, to the point that his paintings lacked originality.
(d) He used his subjects only as a starting point, then painted something else entirely.

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

4. Gericault's portrait of a young boy and study of a naked man are both displayed, according to the author, in what museum?
(a) The Museum of Fine Arts.
(b) The Louvre.
(c) The Metropolitan Museum.
(d) The National Gallery.

5. From what secondary mental illness did Carlyle suffer, according to his biographer?
(a) Schizophrenia.
(b) Multiple personality disorder.
(c) Post-traumatic stress disorder.
(d) Depression.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the style of the new Art of Versailles, according to the author?

2. Who is mentioned in Appendix 5 as the artist who painted "Thicket"?

3. How does the author describe La Tour as a person?

4. Gericault claimed that when he started to paint a woman, it turned into what?

5. What chemical change does the author mention at the end of Appendix 6?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What phrase does the author use to describe Gericault at the beginning of Appendix 7, and what does it mean?

3. What is the difference between Western and Eastern art, as stated in Appendix 5?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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