The Doors of Perception, and Heaven and Hell Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. To what does Carlyle compare the universe?

2. In theological terms, the progress the author mentions at the end of Appendix 6 is a transition from what to what?

3. What was the subject of most of Vuillard's paintings?

4. Gericault's portrait of a young boy and study of a naked man are both displayed, according to the author, in what museum?

5. The author compares schizophrenics to which of Sheol's beings?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. According to the author, how did La Tour feel about "theatrical effects" in his paintings?

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

4. Of what was Carlyle constantly apprehensive or afraid?

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

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

7. Which of Gericault's paintings are included by the author in a list of Gericault's "demonic pictures"?

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

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

10. Who is James Halliday?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Huxley differentiates between a Victorian painting of a thrush and a Japanese one. How do the different artistic styles of these paintings affect the overall tone of the paintings? In what way does each of these paintings affect audiences? Which of these paintings does Huxley prefer?

Essay Topic 2

Huxley devotes an appendix to discussing the works of Gericault. Why are Gericault's works so important to Huxley? What does he experience when viewing Gericault's works? In what way do Gericault's paintings relate to the theme of visionary experiences?

Essay Topic 3

Huxley devotes one appendix to discussing the art of Georges de La Tour. How was Huxley affected by La Tour's art? What was unique about it? What does La Tour's art have to do with visionary experiences? Do you think other people who saw La Tour's art viewed it in the same way Huxley did?

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