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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What, according to the author, breaks the silence in which schizophrenics exist?
(a) The gibbering of ghosts.
(b) Divine intervention.
(c) Their own screams.
(d) The occasional heartfelt words of a loved one.

3. What happened to La Tour's reputation as a result of the rise of the new Art of Versailles?
(a) He was forced to change his style to remain popular.
(b) He became even more famous and well-known.
(c) He was forgotten, and his works were attributed to other artists.
(d) His reputation didn't change, but his fans were more loyal than ever.

4. Where was Gericault when he saw the horse that inspired him to paint "Officiers de Chasseurs"?
(a) A pasture in the countryside.
(b) In a forest in Leeds.
(c) The streets of London.
(d) The road to Saint-Cloud.

5. What "divine tautology" is expressed by the subjects of great nature art, according to the author?
(a) "I am that I am."
(b) "I think, therefore I am."
(c) "I am whatever you think I am."
(d) "To be or not to be."

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author, which cultures have the best art depicting nature scenes up close?

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

3. What is revealed, to the author, by Gericault's "Horse Startled by Lightning"?

4. According to the author, there is very little of what in La Tour's paintings?

5. What does the world inhabited by schizophrenics and other psychotics resemble, according to the author?

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