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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 Swinger" from 1969 showed Jimmy Lynch on the porch of a house with what debonair article of clothing?
(a) Socks.
(b) Hat.
(c) Boots.
(d) Jacket.

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

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

4. What was the subject of "Marsh Hawk" in 1964?
(a) Hay wagons.
(b) Spring planting.
(c) Baling hay.
(d) Hawks.

5. In "Tom and His Daughter" in 1959 how was Tom portrayed?
(a) Dignified.
(b) Playing.
(c) Laughing.
(d) Mourning.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whose house was featured in "Brown Swiss" in 1957?

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

3. Which U.S. President had "Roasted Chestnuts" hanging in the White House for awhile?

4. What structure was shown in "Storm at Sea"?

5. "Onions" in 1955 is a painting of Bermuda onions __________________.

Short Essay Questions

1. What drew Wyeth in to paint "Buzzard's Glory" but why was he repulsed to the location?

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

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

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

5. What was the subject matter of "Half Bushel" and what was Wyeth trying to represent with it?

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

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

8. What was Wyeth's father's concerns about Wyeth's "Edge of the Field" and what did a critic tell Wyeth's father about his son's work?

9. Why was "Geraniums" one of the most important of the Christina Olson series of paintings?

10. What did the punt in "Teel's Island" represent for Wyeth?

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