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

2. Who was James Loper in the painting, "James Loper", in 1952?
(a) Wyeth's barber.
(b) Wyeth's protege.
(c) Wyeth's stepson.
(d) Wyeth's boyhood friend.

3. In the painting, "James Loper," Loper holds a horse harness belt and a _______________.
(a) Blanket.
(b) Scythe.
(c) Lantern.
(d) Shovel.

4. Who did Wyeth know who was buried in the cemetery where the grave digger was doing his work?
(a) His wife.
(b) His mother-in-law.
(c) His son.
(d) His father.

5. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. For how long had Wyeth been painting at the time this book was written?

2. Wyeth completed the "Lobster Traps" painting in what was called his _______________ period.

3. Who was the grave digger in the painting?

4. What is the name of the 1950 painting of a grave digger?

5. Which painting follows "Before Picking" in 1942?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What was the significance of "Trodden Weed" and why was the painting so emotional for Wyeth?

5. Why was subject matter most important to Wyeth?

6. Why was "Spring Landscape at Kuerners" important in Wyeth's young life?

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

8. According to Thomas Hoving, how does Wyeth show that he struggled uncomfortably with his art?

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

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

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