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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Andy believe it is preferable to think of nothing?

2. When Andy has an appointment to meet someone at ten o'clock, what does that person sometimes do?

3. With what is Andy obsessed, regarding his appearance?

4. To Andy, why is the idea of fame relative?

5. What does Andy equate with the first time he, as an adult, sees the movie SNOW WHITE?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Andy's life when he first moves to New York City?

2. Where does Taxi go after New York? What does Andy think of this?

3. What does Andy find to be the hardest part of fame?

4. What does Andy think should be taught to children? Why?

5. To what does Andy compare events that happen in people's lives? Give an example.

6. What does Andy say about Paris in comparison to New York?

7. What are the drawbacks and advantages of fame?

8. How can time be ethereal and mystical?

9. How has Andy received some of his bodily scars?

10. On What is Taxi dependent?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Andy Warhol's view on money is the same as that of every thing else in his world.

Part 1) What is Andy's view on money? How does this view fit with most everything else in his world?

Part 2) How is Andy able to have such a view on money? How does it affect his life?

Part 3) Is his view of money useful? Is it realistic? How does his view of money compare to your own?

Essay Topic 2

Andy Warhol likes to say shocking things.

Part 1) Give two examples of shocking comments he has made. Why were each of these comments made?

Part 2) What is the purpose for saying such shocking things?

Part 3) What do these shocking statements reveal about Andy? How do they reflect his beliefs? What do they say about his life?

Essay Topic 3

Andy Warhol's ideas on class structure and employment fit in well with the time period.

Part 1) What are Andy's ideas about class structure? How do his ideas compare with others' ideas at this time?

Part 2) How might Andy have come to have these ideas about class structure? How much has this time period influenced his beliefs about class structure?

Part 3) How do his ideas on class structure affect his work and his popularity as an artist? How might his work have been received in previous decades? If he were a new artist today, how would his work be received today? Why?

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