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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. The entrepreneur not only admires Irwin's art but also what?
(a) His religious background.
(b) His easy-going personality.
(c) His determination and ambition to succeed.
(d) His love of New York.
2. Where did Robert Irwin grow up?
(a) Southwest Los Angeles.
(b) Southeast Los Angeles.
(c) Northeast Los Angeles.
(d) Northwest Los Angeles.
3. Although Irwin probably was not familiar with whose philosophy of "The Rotation Method," the philosopher's conclusion that fertility is created through self-limitation shines through in his work?
4. After leaving art school, Irwin spends many months and years in Europe over the course of the next ______ years.
5. Irwin's views on feminism and race relations were always what?
(b) Ahead of his times.
6. Irwin displays his line drawings at Ferus and at the Sidney Janis Gallery in New York. He attempts to adjust what to duplicate the conditions of his studio?
(a) The light and room color and configuration.
(b) The room temperature.
(c) The sounds in the room.
(d) The lighting in the room.
7. As more of Irwin's works go on display and are sold, what happens to Irwin?
(a) The more remote he becomes to them and the less interest they engender in him.
(b) The wealthier and happier he becomes.
(c) The more confident he becomes in terms of being an artist.
(d) The more anxious he becomes.
8. Robert's mother apparently provided Robert with an ethical foundation and his father indoctrinated him with what?
(a) A lazy attitude.
(b) An interest in cars.
(c) A desire to work hard.
(d) An easy-going approach to life.
9. Questions that arise within Irwin himself about his line drawings leads him to advance to what?
10. Southern Californians can have instantaneous and intimate conversations with whom?
(c) Total strangers.
11. Both parents found Robert a ______ to raise.
(c) Simple child.
12. To Irwin and his young male friends, what is the most important thing in life?
(b) Their cars.
13. Although there was an innate pride in his son's modern art, Overton____________ it less than his wife.
(d) Wanted to see.
14. In Robert's early days, subjects include what?
(a) Old men, derelicts, and horses.
(b) Old men, derelicts and atypical scenery.
(c) Horses, cars and atypical scenery.
(d) Women, cars and the ocean.
15. How much of an effect do the repercussions from World War II have upon Irwin and his buddies?
(a) Very little.
(b) Extremely large.
(d) Quite large.
Short Answer Questions
1. Does Robert claim any discomfiture in his youth?
2. He assesses every stroke and analyzes each part against the whole. In the end Irwin wants his work to appear how?
3. It is during his association with this gallery that Irwin evolves from a figurative painter to what?
4. Goldie, Robert's mother, was the thinker and ___________ of the family.
5. 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.
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