Andrew Wyeth: Autobiography Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "Teel's Island" what was Henry Teel hauling up on a bank?

2. What was the subject in "The Trophy" in 1963?

3. Who was the subject of the painting, "Roasted Chestnuts"?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is the secret behind the painting, "Cider Barrel"?

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

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

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

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

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

8. How did Wyeth create "Weatherside" about the Olson house and what did the house represent for Wyeth?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the role of Wyeth's family in his life. What does his father's regard for his work mean for Wyeth? How were Wyeth's siblings also involved in the art world? How does the family evolve in its support of each other?

Essay Topic 2

Create a brief character study of Helga Testorf. What did she look like? What were her positive personality traits? What were some of her negative characteristics? What were her hopes and fears? What were her primary motivations during her life?

Essay Topic 3

It is said that a writer writes what he knows and an artist creates what he knows. What does this statement mean? Did Wyeth create what he knew? Give three examples to support your answer.

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