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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. "Cider Barrel" from 1969 depicted a big barrel of cider from whose farm?
(a) Walter Anderson's.
(b) Tom Clark's.
(c) Phil Gunney's.
(d) Karl Kuerner's.

2. What was the name of the last portrait Wyeth painted of Christina Olson?
(a) Adieu Christina.
(b) Finis Christina.
(c) Anna Christina.
(d) Goodbye, Christina.

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

4. What inspired Wyeth to paint "Snow Flurries" in 1953?
(a) Depression.
(b) A flock of crows.
(c) Christmas holidays.
(d) Birth of his son.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was the subject in "Gunning Rocks" painted in 1966?

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

3. What was Willard Snowden doing in the 1964 painting, "Woodchopper"?

4. How did the painting, "Buzzard's Glory" get its name?

5. What did Wyeth hope to capture in the 1968 painting, "Alvaro and Christina"?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did the painting, "Distant Thunder" evolve for Wyeth?

2. What tone did Wyeth paint into "The Swinger" depicting Jimmy Lynch?

3. Why did Wyeth stop painting pumpkins after he created "Pumpkins" in 1968?

4. What is so essentially representative of Maine about the painting, "Incoming Sea"?

5. What is it about Wyeth's "Rope and Chains" that juxtaposes innocence and brutality?

6. Why did a woman named Phyllis immediately but the painting, "Slight Breeze" when she saw it?

7. What awkward encounter occurred prior to Wyeth's painting George Erikson in "The Finn" in 1969?

8. What was significant about the time that Wyeth began to paint Siri Erikson in "Siri" in 1970?

9. How did "The Trophy" show some of Karl Kuerner's hidden nature?

10. What was Wyeth's challenge in creating "Snow Flurries" in 1953?

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