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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. What does "Spring Beauty" signify for Wyeth's work?
(a) He moves closer to realism.
(b) He incorporated people into his paintings.
(c) He began to use watercolors.
(d) He worked on the same vista in each season.

2. Wyeth's emotions were revealed in a dispassionate, _____________ manner from his subjects.
(a) Logical.
(b) Analytical.
(c) Engaged.
(d) Detached.

3. Who was the grave digger in the painting?
(a) William Myers.
(b) Waino Mattson.
(c) Wade Masterson.
(d) Walter Morgan.

4. In 1951 Wyeth had an eight-hour operation on his _______________.
(a) Leg.
(b) Lung.
(c) Heart.
(d) Brain.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The door in "Blue Door" in 1952 is at whose home?

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

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

4. Who is the author of ANDREW WYETH: AUTOBIOGRAPHY?

5. Wyeth's style eschewed _____________.

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Wyeth unite the paintings "Before Picking" and "After Picking"?

2. How long does Thomas Hoving say it took him to get to know Andrew Wyeth as an artist?

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

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

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

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

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

8. What was the subject matter of the 1940 painting, "Road Cut" and how did his future wife Betsy react to it?

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

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

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