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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. The author compares Carlyle to what other artist?
(a) Renee.
(b) Wordsworth.
(c) Da Vinci.
(d) Gericault.

2. According to the author, who might the old man be in the painting by La Tour referenced at the end of Appendix 4?
(a) St. Thomas.
(b) St. Paul.
(c) St. Peter.
(d) St. Joseph.

3. Carlyle writes that he sometimes forgets what about other people?
(a) That they are not just machines.
(b) That they have their own lives and loved ones.
(c) That they are not all as sane as they appear.
(d) That they are sometimes discomfited by his illness.

4. Upon what evidence does the author base his estimation of the way in which Gericault saw the world?
(a) Journals and letters written by Gericault himself.
(b) The accounts of Gericault's friends.
(c) The desperate tenor of Gericault's paintings.
(d) The uneasiness the author felt when looking at Gericault's work.

5. To what animal does Carlyle compare himself?
(a) A wolf.
(b) A lion.
(c) A bear.
(d) A tiger.

Short Answer Questions

1. What "divine tautology" is expressed by the subjects of great nature art, according to the author?

2. What is the title of the biography written about Carlyle?

3. What does Carlyle write of the men and women around him?

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

5. Which of these is NOT something with which schizophrenics have lost touch, according to the author?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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