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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. The danger in Wyeth's style of painting was that _____________________.
(a) He was easily misunderstood.
(b) It embarrassed his family.
(c) He never made much money.
(d) He was harassed by critics.

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

3. What did Wyeth enjoy in "Toll Rope"?
(a) The worn boots.
(b) The clean glasses.
(c) The belfry.
(d) The lobster pots.

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

5. Years after the painting of 1933 was completed, Wyeth sold it to buy __________________.
(a) Airline tickets.
(b) A tractor.
(c) A house.
(d) A studio.

Short Answer Questions

1. Wyeth was both free and ____________________.

2. The painting, "Lobster Traps" was completed when Wyeth was what age?

3. Where was the place in "Toll Rope" located?

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

5. What was most important to Wyeth as an artist?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Wyeth see as representing all of New England in his painting, "Toll Rope"?

2. What was atypical for Wyeth's source of inspiration for the 1953 painting, "Cooling Shed"?

3. What was significant about Wyeth's painting, "Christmas Morning"?

4. Why was "Pennsylvania Landscape" so exciting for Wyeth?

5. What is the inherent danger when deep emotional and personal associations are used in artistic creations?

6. Who was James Loper and what is the scene in which he appears in "James Loper" painted in 1952?

7. What does Thomas Hoving say is the common denominator for Wyeth the man and Wyeth the artist?

8. What period was Wyeth in when he painted "Lobster Traps" in 1939?

9. How did Wyeth use light in his paintings?

10. Why was subject matter most important to Wyeth?

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