Andrew Wyeth: Autobiography Test | Final Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How long did Wyeth work on "Snow Flurries" in 1953?
(a) Two years.
(b) Almost a year.
(c) Two months.
(d) Six months.

2. Which U.S. President had "Roasted Chestnuts" hanging in the White House for awhile?
(a) Nixon.
(b) Eisenhower.
(c) Kennedy.
(d) Truman.

3. What childhood item hangs from the tree along with the chains used in pig slaughtering in "Rope and Chains" in 1956?
(a) Jump rope.
(b) Doll.
(c) Bells.
(d) Ribbons.

4. Which of the following is NOT represented in the 1960 painting, "Pleasant Point"?
(a) Delicacy.
(b) Anxiety.
(c) Quiet.
(d) Peace.

5. In "Wood Stove" painted in 1962, Wyeth depicted a house fragile on the outside but _______________________.
(a) Filled with spirituality inside.
(b) Full of secrets on the inside.
(c) As strong as a rock inside.
(d) Held up with love from the inside.

6. What did Siri Erikson represent for Wyeth?
(a) Guile.
(b) A rebirth.
(c) Honesty.
(d) Sensuality.

7. How did the painting, "Buzzard's Glory" get its name?
(a) It was a joke the boy in the painting told him.
(b) It was a nickname of the boy in the painting.
(c) It was created in an area called Buzzard's Glory.
(d) It was an homage to dead animals.

8. "Incoming Sea", painted in 1966, featured ___________ after the tide turns.
(a) A seagull.
(b) A lighthouse.
(c) A dory.
(d) The sky.

9. In "Teel's Island" what was Henry Teel hauling up on a bank?
(a) Lobster traps.
(b) A punt.
(c) Fish cooler.
(d) Fishing nets.

10. What was notable about the subject in "Garret Room"?
(a) He/She appears taller than he/she is.
(b) He/She was a cripple.
(c) It was a self portrait.
(d) He/She was nude.

11. "Storm at Sea" was painted in 1965 after Wyeth was mesmerized by __________________.
(a) Seagulls.
(b) A hospital.
(c) A hurricane.
(d) A whaling ship.

12. In what state was the scene in "Marsh Hawk" located?
(a) Maine.
(b) Pennsylvania.
(c) Vermont.
(d) Ohio.

13. Wyeth considered which painting to be one of the best watercolors he ever did?
(a) Black Velvet.
(b) The Mill.
(c) Cranberries.
(d) Fog.

14. Who was the subject of the painting, "Garret Room" in 1962?
(a) Betsy Wyeth.
(b) Karl Kuerner.
(c) Christina Olson.
(d) Tom Clark.

15. Why was Wyeth drawn in by Johnny Lynch, the subject for "Buzzard's Glory" in 1969?
(a) His bowed legs.
(b) His jet-black hair.
(c) His shy smile.
(d) His large hands.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was Wyeth's subject in "Distant Thunder" in 1961?

2. What was Wyeth's message in "Weatherside"?

3. Who was the subject of the painting, "Roasted Chestnuts"?

4. Why did Wyeth stop painting pumpkins after he painted "Pumpkins" in 1968?

5. Who used the Peavey tool shown in the 1965 painting, "The Peavey"?

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