|Name: _________________________||Period: ___________________|
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, which cultures have the best art depicting nature scenes up close?
(a) Russian and European.
(b) Chinese and Japanese.
(c) European and American.
(d) South American and Mexican.
2. What is the title of the work by Carlyle that the author quotes in Appendix 8?
(a) "Sartor Resartus."
(b) "Of Men and Gods."
(c) "I, Carlyle."
(d) "Dialogue on the Universe."
3. How is the subject of a great work of nature art portrayed, according to the author?
(a) As an aspect of a greater whole.
(b) As the bearer of some secret message.
(c) As a representation of an ideal form.
(d) As the center of its own little universe.
4. What does the author say in response to Gericault's quote about his own paintings?
(a) That there were other painters who did what Gericault did, and did it better.
(b) Gericault is deluded into thinking that his art was transformative, when it really wasn't.
(c) That Gericault's style was not as original as Gericault seemed to think.
(d) More often, what the subject turned into was much less amiable than what Gericault claimed.
5. Where is Gericault's "Horse Startled by Lightning" displayed, according to the author?
(a) The Smithsonian.
(b) The Museum of Fine Art.
(c) The National Gallery.
(d) The Louvre.
Short Answer Questions
1. According to the author, who might the old man be in the painting by La Tour referenced at the end of Appendix 4?
2. According to the author, what is the setting of Gericault's painting "The Derby"?
3. Which of these is NOT something with which schizophrenics have lost touch, according to the author?
4. Who is mentioned in Appendix 5 as the artist who painted "Thicket"?
5. According to the author, what would Baudelaire have called the young boy in Gericault's portrait?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does the author say in Appendix 5 about "Nature at the middle distance"?
2. What comment does the author make at the end of Appendix 4 regarding La Tour's personal character?
3. According to the author, in what state do schizophrenics spend most of their time?
4. What is the difference, according to the author, between the two paintings he compares at the end of Appendix 5?
5. Of what was Carlyle constantly apprehensive or afraid?
6. What does Gericault say about his own artwork, according to the quote in Appendix 7?
7. According to the author, how did La Tour feel about "theatrical effects" in his paintings?
8. What does the author say about Vuillard at the beginning of Appendix 5?
9. To what does the author compare the world inhabited by schizophrenics in Appendix 6?
10. How can a state similar to schizophrenia be deliberately induced?
This section contains 909 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)