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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. In 1975, he participates in ______________________ show.
(a) The San Francisco MoMA.
(b) The LACMA.
(c) The MoMA.
(d) The Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art.

2. What is one major difference between scientist and artist?
(a) A scientist is much more analytical than an artist.
(b) A scientist will keep a record of his failures and successes while an artist just paints over his mistakes until he reaches the desired effect.
(c) A scientist is required to attend college while an artist is not.
(d) A scientist is not as creative as an artist.

3. Robert Irwin has maintained a unique approach throughout his career. "He is an artist who got hooked on his own curiosity and decided to _____________" (p. 203).
(a) Study it.
(b) Control it.
(c) Live it.
(d) Understand it.

4. Describe his writing.
(a) Convoluted, mired in itself and rambling.
(b) Simple and straightforward.
(c) Flowery and detailed.
(d) Dry and boring.

5. Irwin leaves others to interpret while he contemplates what?
(a) Moving back to Europe.
(b) Working on his marriage.
(c) Ending his career as an artist.
(d) Rebuilding a car.

Short Answer Questions

1. There is a __________ that cuts the room into two spaces.

2. Between ___________ and 1970, Irwin's work can be chartered by time and focused progression.

3. To Irwin it is a way of portraying perception as what?

4. It is ____________________ to describe Irwin's work after 1970.

5. Art students where were particularly pleased to at last have exposure to modernism and minimalism from no less than one of art's masters?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Irwin ponder after the Whitney display? Why?

2. Describe Irwin's scrim projects.

3. With what do the men experiment? Describe these experiments.

4. Describe Irwin's installations after 1970.

5. What do viewers think of this display?

6. Compare Irwin's work from before 1970 to his work after 1970.

7. What leads Irwin to write his own view on this philosophy? Describe this work.

8. Where does Irwin submit proposals?

9. What do critics and viewers think of his work? What does he think of their opinions?

10. What leads Irwin to painting discs?

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