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

2. 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) Cower.
(c) Kneel.
(d) Lie.

3. _______ programs in collage have an important and positive function, though they are still unpopular in the creative world.
(a) Humanity.
(b) Art.
(c) Writing.
(d) Movement.

4. ____________ asked three questions of the artist, according to the authors in this first part of the book.
(a) Bill James.
(b) William James.
(c) Robert James.
(d) Henry James.

5. The artist should use _______________ to illustrate ideas and not to wow the art community.
(a) Art techniques.
(b) Paper backing.
(c) Multiple media techniques.
(d) Words.

Short Answer Questions

1. The authors point out, however, that an artist can only make progress when they are challenging _____________ with art.

2. While many schools can hire artists to be teachers at their schools, they might not help to sustain the artist's ability to _______________.

3. Sometimes artists are embarrassed by ______________ since it seems to undermine other projects they have done.

4. If an artist is creating a piece of work and does not know how it will turn out, they might fear it will ___________ something inadequate about them.

5. An artist needs to have ___________ in order to not get caught up in the negative competition, according to the authors.

Short Essay Questions

1. What are two other problems which artists often bring up in relation to art schools and to going to art school?

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

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

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

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

6. What is a problem of having too many focused habits as an artist, according to the authors of this book?

7. What does an art degree allow an artist to do, according to the authors, even if they do not think it's necessary to make art?

8. What is the unpopular position that the authors take in relation to the art programs in college?

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

10. What must an artist be aware of when their work is considered to be too risky for others, according to the authors?

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