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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Robert loves school only for what?
(a) Causing trouble.
(b) Music class.
(c) Art class.
(d) Its social opportunities.

2. Robert's dissatisfaction with Jepson then leads him to the Chouinard Art Institute, where he focuses on what?
(a) Ceramic sculpture.
(b) Dreamy watercolors.
(c) Abstract oil paintings.
(d) Stone carvings.

3. Irwin's mother is upset and tries to convince him that bad things will come his way if he does what?
(a) Turns his back on the church.
(b) Attends another church.
(c) Continues to gamble.
(d) Drops out of school.

4. Robert's mother apparently provided Robert with an ethical foundation and his father indoctrinated him with what?
(a) A desire to work hard.
(b) An easy-going approach to life.
(c) An interest in cars.
(d) A lazy attitude.

5. Irwin's family is part of what social class?
(a) Lower class.
(b) Working middle class.
(c) Upper class.
(d) Upper middle class.

6. From what does Irwin begin to withdraw?
(a) The art world.
(b) The gallery.
(c) Himself.
(d) The world.

7. What is the undisputed capital of art in America?
(a) New York.
(b) Los Angeles.
(c) Miami.
(d) Chicago.

8. That Irwin's childhood recollections reside mainly as _____________________ is a clue that his strong connection to the visual was present very early in life.
(a) Perfect images versus words or conversations.
(b) Photographs he has taken.
(c) Words or conversations versus perfect images.
(d) Drawings he has made.

9. It is during his association with this gallery that Irwin evolves from a figurative painter to what?
(a) An abstract expressionist.
(b) A minimalist.
(c) A cubist.
(d) An abstract impressionist.

10. With what does Ferus present Irwin?
(a) His first experience with contemporaries with more art training.
(b) His first experience in a gallery setting.
(c) His first experience with contemporaries whose work is superior to his own.
(d) His first experience with contemporaries whose work is inferior to his own.

11. To enhance the introspection of their processes, some of the Ferus artists become practitioners of what?
(a) Zen and other Asian philosophies.
(b) Palm reading.
(c) Christianity.
(d) Zen Buddhism.

12. There was only one commonality between father and son and that was what?
(a) Love of art.
(b) Love of sports.
(c) Love of music.
(d) Love of work.

13. Although Irwin is not a good student, he is welcome where?
(a) In the principal's office.
(b) In many social cliques.
(c) In art class.
(d) In the autobody class.

14. Upon his return, he immediately enrolls in the Otis Art Institute--claiming he knew he would be an artist even before when?
(a) The military.
(b) He started school.
(c) High school.
(d) College.

15. Irwin was not one of the original artists, but is he chosen to be in the new group?
(a) Yes.
(b) Yes, but he is later told to leave.
(c) No.
(d) Yes, but not at first.

Short Answer Questions

1. Irwin takes his lead from master artist _____________, who in creating a multitude of paintings always uses the same subjects--a set of bottles.

2. This period chronicles Irwin's transformation from abstract impressionist to ________________ artisan.

3. Irwin grows discontented with his show at ____________ in Los Angeles.

4. In Goldie's latter years, after Irwin becomes a successful artist, she has a difficult time explaining to her friends that her son is an artist, but not a ___________ artist.

5. As more of Irwin's works go on display and are sold, what happens to Irwin?

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