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David Bayles
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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 authors claim that worrying about whether one has __________ is a waste of time, in their opinion.
(a) Talent.
(b) Inspiration.
(c) A future.
(d) Truth.

2. Part of a life must be bound up in _____________ in order for this art to have purpose, according to the authors.
(a) Truth.
(b) Art.
(c) Hard work.
(d) Purpose.

3. Many artists will worry they are _____________ their art, according to the authors of this section of the book.
(a) Skipping.
(b) Connected to.
(c) Faking.
(d) Ignoring.

4. Most of the remaining decisions about an artistic piece are fixed once the first few ___________ decisions are made.
(a) Creative.
(b) Direction.
(c) Important.
(d) Truthful.

5. Art making involves ________ that can be learned, which is one of the assumptions of the authors in this book.
(a) Tools.
(b) Conversations.
(c) Skills.
(d) Talents.

Short Answer Questions

1. "Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experience treacherous, ____________ difficult," Hippocrates.

2. ____________ can always outstrip accomplishment, which is why disappointment is nearly always the case.

3. Young artists must learn to accept their __________, rather than becoming paralyzed by them.

4. _____________ can cause fears, according to the authors, and many artists hold themselves up unrealistically as a result.

5. The authors also point out that a person must not lose ___________ when the original destination of the art evaporates.

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the problem with seeking out understanding when it comes to one's art, according to the authors?

2. What happens to young artists who become self conscious about their art and about their work?

3. What are two of the main questions an artist might ask themselves after hearing what the authors think of most art?

4. What does quitting require that stopping does not, according to the authors in this section of the book?

5. When do artists only care about impressing others, according to the opinions of the authors?

6. What is the advice and the inspiration the authors want to leave the author with in the beginning of this book?

7. What is one of the main fears that the authors feel artists have about themselves and the validity of their art?

8. What do the authors advise an artist should do when it comes to their art and criticism?

9. Why do the authors think certain artists quit at particular moments in their creation process?

10. What do the authors think is a waste of time to worry about when it comes to art?

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