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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 did the author say about getting to know Andrew Wyeth?
(a) He never actually met him in person.
(b) He never really got comfortable with him.
(c) They got along famously from the start.
(d) It took him a long time to get to know him as a person.

2. Wyeth was both free and ____________________.
(a) Disciplined.
(b) Gifted.
(c) Cruel.
(d) Stingy.

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

4. When did Wyeth cultivate his independence?
(a) About the age of 21.
(b) Not until his later life.
(c) In his mid-40s.
(d) At an early age.

5. How old was Wyeth when he completed the painting in 1933?
(a) 21.
(b) 47.
(c) 16.
(d) 78.

Short Answer Questions

1. "Road Cut" shows a road running through a valley in ___________________________.

2. In the painting, "James Loper," Loper holds a horse harness belt and a _______________.

3. "Pennsylvania Landscape", painted in 1942, was Wyeth's attempt to show ______________________.

4. What did Wyeth think was not necessary to add to a scene?

5. The author said that Wyeth was no _________________.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Could Wyeth's style be narrowed down to any one technique?

4. How did Wyeth use light in his paintings?

5. How was "Spring Beauty" important in terms of Wyeth's evolving style?

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

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

8. What personal association did Wyeth have with the subject matter in "The Sexton"?

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

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

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