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. "Slight Breeze", painted in 1968, featured an item that was reminiscent of ____________________.

2. How long did Wyeth work on "Snow Flurries" in 1953?

3. Who can barely be seen in the painting, "Geraniums'?

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

5. In "Dam Breast" painted in 1970, Wyeth was drawn in by a _______________________.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Why did U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower have Wyeth's painting, "Roasted Chestnuts" hanging in the White House for awhile?

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

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

8. Why was Wyeth so taken by the sight of the leaves floating away in "Floating Leaves"?

9. 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?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain the significance of the book's title. Why is it called simply ANDREW WYETH: AUTOBIOGRAPHY? What was Wyeth trying to emphasize with this emphatic style? Suggest three alternate titles for this book with supporting rationale for each.

Essay Topic 2

Andrew Wyeth was no stranger to hurt and pain. From what you know of Wyeth's life through this book, what were his biggest sorrows and worst betrayals? How did he manage through them? How did his coping skills evidence themselves in many aspects of his life? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

Describe the overall setting and time period for Andrew Wyeth's young adulthood? What was America like during this time period? How important are the time period and setting to the attitudes and issues of Wyeth, his family, and friends?

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