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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following is the title of a painting on pages 72 and 73?
(a) "Venus and Mars."
(b) "The Princess of Russia."
(c) "President Washington Age 40."
(d) "Unearthly."

2. What tends to be the central figure(s) in the images presented in Chapter 4 on pages 66 and 67?
(a) Nudes in gardens.
(b) Popes and Cardinals.
(c) Political leaders, scientists, and authors.
(d) Madonna and child.

3. Which of the following would be a good symbol for the collection of images on pages 68 to 71?
(a) A corpse with a glass of wine.
(b) Two doves with an olive branch.
(c) A nude woman with a rose.
(d) A president with a burning flag.

4. In what general style are most of the images in Chapter 4?
(a) Abstract.
(b) Cubism.
(c) Op art.
(d) Realism.

5. What words best describe the gaze of the subjects on their own material goods in a traditional oil painting?
(a) Satisfied, generous, serious.
(b) Confident, formal, arrogant.
(c) Generous, faithful, pleasant.
(d) Formal, wary, content.

6. In Chapter 4, what are the images depictions of on pages 66 and 67?
(a) Religious icons.
(b) Celebrity photos.
(c) Former Presidents.
(d) Botanical prints.

7. What is different about an art collector compared to a collector of other objects?
(a) An art collector typically has more social standing than collectors of other objects.
(b) Art collectors must actively take part in their collections.
(c) An art collector is surrounded by pictures that show him the sights of what he may posses.
(d) Art collectors are the most wealthy of collectors.

8. How do Berger et al. describe Rembrandt's first self-portrait?
(a) A soulful reflection.
(b) A heartless advertisement.
(c) An empty shell.
(d) A lost conclusion.

9. In Chapter 6, which painting best shows the humanity of its subject?
(a) Nattier's "Mademoiselle de Clermonte."
(b) "Sarah Burge, 1883. Dr Barnardo's Homes."
(c) "Princess Rakoscki."
(d) Rembrandt's "Two Negroes."

10. What are most traditional oil paintings commissioned to demonstrate to the viewer?
(a) The power and wealth of the patron.
(b) The social conditions of the time period.
(c) The style of monarchy and church rule of the time period.
(d) The political turmoil that the patron has survived.

11. What do paintings of children demonstrate about the patron who commissioned the work?
(a) It demonstrates that the patron is of good health.
(b) It demonstrates how the patron remains in the upper class of society.
(c) It demonstrates their good political judgment.
(d) It demonstrates what they own and enjoy in life.

12. Which painting is an example of how oil paintings make objects desirable to touch?
(a) Picasso's self-portrait.
(b) Van Gogh's "Cornfield with Birds Flying Out of It."
(c) Rembrandt's self-portriat with Saskia.
(d) Holbein's "The Ambassadors."

13. All of the following are titles of works that begin Chapter 6, except for which one?
(a) "Pity."
(b) "Unclad woman."
(c) "Europe Supported by Africa and America."
(d) "Mildew Blighting Ears of Corn."

14. What is the metaphor that Berger et al. use to describe the European oil painting tradition?
(a) A wall safe unto which the ways of seeing are deposited.
(b) The crutch of society.
(c) A window unto the world.
(d) The metamorphasis of a butterfly.

15. What is evident when comparing the two images "Sarah Burge, 1883. Dr Barnardo's Homes" and " Peasant Boy Leaning on Sill"?
(a) The oil painting has more detail than the photograph.
(b) The photograph portrays the subject in more clarity.
(c) The photograph captures motion better than the oil painting.
(d) The oil painting contains less realism than the photograph.

Short Answer Questions

1. Chapter 6 begins with images from which artist?

2. What could easily be stated as the theme of the paintings on pages 68 and 69?

3. Who is considered a master of traditional European oil painting?

4. What conventions influence traditional European oil painting as it develops?

5. What do navigational instruments generally symbolize in a traditional oil painting?

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