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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. Art is scary in the way that it does not _________ to the artist, according to the authors. If a person is lazy about art, their art will be lazy too.
(a) Pass judgment.
(b) Kneel.
(c) Lie.
(d) Cower.

2. With ________, perfection is impossible to achieve because it is innovative, according to the authors.
(a) Art.
(b) Craft.
(c) Teaching.
(d) Tools.

3. Relying on what is within an artist can also increase the risk of _____________, according to the authors.
(a) Pain.
(b) Success.
(c) Failure.
(d) Burnout.

4. What is the third question posed at the start of this chapter, helping to refine the vision of an artist?
(a) Was it worth doing?
(b) What did the artist do?
(c) Was the artist successful?
(d) What was the artist trying to build?

5. It is hard to produce the same sort of art from another's ______________, according to the authors, is impossible.
(a) Toolbox.
(b) Chair.
(c) Brush.
(d) Perspective.

Short Answer Questions

1. Many students feel that becoming a faculty member at a college would ___________ their creativity as artists.

2. ____________ is total and the art of an artist is always tied to who and to what the artist is, according to the authors.

3. The tragedy of lost graduate students is widespread, but many __________ ignore it, according to the authors.

4. Whatever an artist puts into a piece of art is what they will _____________ the piece of work, according to the authors.

5. The production of art will be made easier down the road if a person strives to learn basic ______________, according to the authors.

Short Essay Questions

1. What are some of the ways in which a person can boost their artistic reputation and get hired by a university?

2. Why do many artists sometimes have bad reputations in the outside world, according to the authors?

3. What do many universities want an art teacher to have, though these prospective teachers may feel this can limit their growth?

4. What is the scary thing about art and about what an artist puts into their work?

5. What are some of the other responsibilities which can come along with producing a piece of art?

6. What are the three questions that Henry James asked of the artist, according to this section of the book?

7. What does a true artist always keep in mind when it comes to creating art and about their efforts?

8. What is art always bound up in, according to the authors of this book?

9. What happens to many artists who rely solely on themselves for their art and the motivation for their art?

10. Why is perfection impossible when it comes to art, according to what the authors have written in this section?

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