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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Wyeth think was not necessary to add to a scene?
(a) Life.
(b) Personality.
(c) Strength.
(d) Realism.

2. Where was the place in "Toll Rope" located?
(a) Wehrly's Corner, Pennsylvania.
(b) Wylie's Corner, Maine.
(c) Grissom's Creek, Maine.
(d) Watson's Bluff, Maine.

3. When did the idea for painting "Trodden Weed" occur to Wyeth?
(a) During a walk around Chadds Ford.
(b) After apple picking.
(c) During the Fall harvest.
(d) During a dream.

4. The door in "Blue Door" in 1952 is at whose home?
(a) Christina Olson's.
(b) Wyeth's.
(c) Waino Mattson's.
(d) Gabe McKinney's.

5. Wyeth's reasons for starting a painting could be called _______________.
(a) Manic.
(b) Clever.
(c) Bizarre.
(d) Indulgent.

6. What piece of furniture is featured in "Front Room" in 1946?
(a) A sofa.
(b) A chair.
(c) A table.
(d) A credenza.

7. What was most important to Wyeth as an artist?
(a) Energy.
(b) Time.
(c) Light.
(d) Subject matter.

8. "Trodden Weed" in 1951 is a portrait of whose shoes?
(a) Wade's.
(b) Wyeth's.
(c) Betsy's.
(d) Abe's.

9. The painting, "Lobster Traps" was completed when Wyeth was what age?
(a) 56.
(b) 45.
(c) 30.
(d) 20.

10. For how long had Wyeth been painting at the time this book was written?
(a) 50 years.
(b) 62 years.
(c) 33 years.
(d) 15 years.

11. "Hoffman's Slough" in 1947 rose from an idea after seeing _________________ in Maine.
(a) A lighthouse.
(b) A swamp.
(c) A fishing boat.
(d) Lobsters.

12. "Christmas Morning" in 1944 was Wyeth's first painting that concerned ________________.
(a) Death.
(b) Religion.
(c) Poverty.
(d) Excess.

13. Who did it seem Wyeth was painting for many times?
(a) His son.
(b) His father.
(c) Himself.
(d) His wife.

14. The author said that Wyeth was no _________________.
(a) Sycophant.
(b) Romantic.
(c) Role model.
(d) Teacher.

15. Who is the author of ANDREW WYETH: AUTOBIOGRAPHY?
(a) Thomas Moore.
(b) Thomas Harrison.
(c) Thomas Henry.
(d) Thomas Hoving.

Short Answer Questions

1. What united both Wyeth the man and Wyeth the artist?

2. Years after the painting of 1933 was completed, Wyeth sold it to buy __________________.

3. What was usually hidden in Wyeth's paintings?

4. The danger in Wyeth's style of painting was that _____________________.

5. "Before Picking" was a painting of ________________.

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