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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. When an artist looks for others to understand them, this becomes a situation of __________ over the artist as the others can now hurt the feelings of the artist.
(a) Energy.
(b) Power.
(c) Reviews.
(d) Witnessing.

2. What is NOT one of the things the authors feel will matter when it comes to the production of art in the world?
(a) Luck.
(b) Tragedy.
(c) Fate.
(d) Color.

3. Whether or not critics should create __________ for an artist, they still do, according to the authors.
(a) Distrust.
(b) Movement.
(c) Problems.
(d) Anger.

4. Some artists fear there is a __________ that their art will never have, that it can not ever have, according to the authors.
(a) Finishing touch.
(b) Shine.
(c) Mystical wonder.
(d) Appeal.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. A person should be able to pursue __________ interests, no matter what others might think of them.

2. Many of the greatest talents in the world fail to produce anything of _____________, according to the authors.

3. In this book, the authors point out that if talent is what comes ____________, then that can not be all that is required to make art.

4. The authors point out that much of the art pieces they see are all of these words EXCEPT:

5. Art making does require a special _____________, but no one knows what this is so the authors say to stop worrying about it.

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens when an artist focuses too much on making a piece of art perfect, according to the authors?

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

3. What concepts of are are different at the core, according to the authors of this book?

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

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

6. What must an artist do when the original destination of the art evaporates, according to the authors?

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

8. What is the relationship between art making and talent, according to the authors of this book?

9. Why do the authors feel many artists quit in their artistic endeavors, according to this section of the book?

10. What do the authors suggest students do in relation to their fears about art in their lives?

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