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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. In theological terms, the progress the author mentions at the end of Appendix 6 is a transition from what to what?
(a) From Hades to Purgatory.
(b) From Heaven to Hades.
(c) From Purgatory to Heaven.
(d) From Hades to Heaven.

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

3. 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) More often, what the subject turned into was much less amiable than what Gericault claimed.
(c) That Gericault's style was not as original as Gericault seemed to think.
(d) Gericault is deluded into thinking that his art was transformative, when it really wasn't.

4. What is the difference, according to the author, between the Japanese butcher bird painting and Hardy's thrush?
(a) There is no difference; they are very similar paintings in terms of their visionary qualities.
(b) The Western bird is surrounded by foliage, while the Eastern bird is not.
(c) Each bird is painted in a very different style due to the difference in culture.
(d) The Western bird wants to teach the viewer something, whereas the Eastern bird is content to simply be.

5. What does the candle light do for La Tour's paintings, according to the author?
(a) Allows La Tour to make the background of his paintings dark, and therefore less detailed.
(b) Creates a unique way to light and shade the subjects.
(c) Makes them different from other painter's works, even when the subjects are similar.
(d) Stresses the importance and divinity of something simply existing.

Short Answer Questions

1. Carlyle writes that he sometimes forgets what about other people?

2. According to the author, what theme is illustrated by the close-up landscapes of Chinese and Japanese art?

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

4. Which of La Tour's paintings does the author mention by name at the end of Appendix 4?

5. What is the author's complaint about the colors used in "Raft of the Medusa"?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What does the author say about Vuillard at the beginning of Appendix 5?

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

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

6. What is "Sartor Resartus"?

7. Of what was Carlyle constantly apprehensive or afraid?

8. What comment does the author make at the end of Appendix 4 regarding La Tour's personal character?

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

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

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