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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The authors point out that art is generally made __________, even if the opinions of others still matter along the way.
(a) Together.
(b) Alone.
(c) With no expectations.
(d) In secret.

2. One of the most debilitating fears when it comes to art is a fear about one's __________, according to the authors.
(a) Self.
(b) Money.
(c) Power.
(d) Reputation.

3. The authors will also point out that art making is not based merely on ____________, nor does that quality need to be innate.
(a) Education.
(b) Quantity.
(c) Talent.
(d) Family.

4. The authors make the statement that art involves __________ and a a certain sense of departing from others.
(a) Pain.
(b) Anger.
(c) Doubt.
(d) Misery.

5. Most of the artists the authors have seen will quit because of __________ troubles which are occurring.
(a) School.
(b) Health.
(c) Human.
(d) Art.

6. It will never be _____________ what will come out of your original plans, according to the authors of this book.
(a) Honest.
(b) Truthful.
(c) Planned.
(d) Obvious.

7. Many times, an artist will begin to follow the ___________ of others because of the criticism they receive.
(a) Art.
(b) Priorities.
(c) Truths.
(d) Intentions.

8. Those who continue to produce art will need to learn how not to _________ when it comes to their practices.
(a) Quit.
(b) Criticize.
(c) Laugh.
(d) Run.

9. In today's times, the authors note, there is no ________ to dictate what is beautiful when it comes to art and art production.
(a) Teacher.
(b) Church.
(c) School.
(d) Mirror.

10. Another question which comes up in the art process is why the artist will sometimes __________.
(a) Fail.
(b) Quit.
(c) Produce great things.
(d) Cry.

11. Sometimes, artists will imagine the ___________ surrounding them, which can lead to paralysis, according to the authors.
(a) Reviews.
(b) Critics.
(c) Art.
(d) Other artists.

12. __________ usually produces paralysis because all humans are flawed in some way, according to the authors.
(a) Art.
(b) Power.
(c) Clay.
(d) Perfection.

13. Artists may become paralyzed by positive ___________ or they might begin to follow the wishes of others.
(a) Truth.
(b) Distaste.
(c) Instruction.
(d) Anger.

14. The authors want the reader to understand that the process of creating _________ is a difficult one.
(a) Art.
(b) Music.
(c) Structure.
(d) Truth.

15. Art making does require a special _____________, but no one knows what this is so the authors say to stop worrying about it.
(a) Energy.
(b) Something.
(c) Movement.
(d) Touch.

Short Answer Questions

1. Artists face a dilemma between taking risks to do things others have yet to ____________, which risks acceptance.

2. The authors want the reader to also realize that the creating of art can be ___________.

3. In truth, the authors state, there is generally no good reason why others should ___________ about most of any one artist's work.

4. An artist can not be afraid of having a part of themselves ________ when they stop creating for a time, according to the authors.

5. Acceptance only involves the ____________ regarding your work as an artist, according to the authors.

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