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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What is the extraordinary significance of works such as" A Family Group" by Nouts?
(a) An artist spends days and weeks of time laboriously putting oil on canvas to record the event.
(b) The paint itself is a new technology that will last centuries.
(c) A patron of such a work is not typically a collector of art.
(d) The subjects are all very wealthy and popular at the time.
2. What is genre as a subject?
(a) Exotic botanicals.
(b) Exotic animals.
(c) New world subjects.
(d) Common life subjects.
3. Chapter 6 begins with images from which artist?
(a) William Blake.
(b) Da Vinci.
4. What conventions influence traditional European oil painting as it develops?
(a) The strive to create more social good.
(b) The intolerance of nude figures.
(c) The obsession with property and power.
(d) The push for experimental theater and arts in general.
5. What does Couture's painting "A Roman Feast" display?
(a) A voluptuous reclining woman.
(b) The end of a war with a field of bodies.
(c) A full table of meat and bread.
(d) A full glass of wine and a festive party.
6. Which of the following is the title of a painting on pages 72 and 73?
(b) "Venus and Mars."
(c) "The Princess of Russia."
(d) "President Washington Age 40."
7. All of the following are titles of works that begin Chapter 6, except for which one?
(a) "Unclad woman."
(b) "Mildew Blighting Ears of Corn."
(d) "Europe Supported by Africa and America."
8. What is visually similar about the paintings "Sarah Burge, 1883. Dr Barnardo's Homes" and " Peasant Boy Leaning on Sill"?
(a) They both portray elderly subjects.
(b) They both portray wealthy subjects.
(c) They are both black and white reproductions.
(d) They both contain subjects that are moving.
9. In what way does the ruling class of a period support or promote their own way of seeing?
(a) By bribing artists into depicting themselves as more wealthy or powerful than they really are.
(b) By only permitting specifc depictions of holy figures.
(c) By commissioning oil paintings that depict sights of what they possess.
(d) By creating great halls of family portraits.
10. Which word best describes the series of portraits displayed in the Knoll Ball Room?
11. What is evident when comparing the two images "Sarah Burge, 1883. Dr Barnardo's Homes" and " Peasant Boy Leaning on Sill"?
(a) The photograph captures motion better than the oil painting.
(b) The oil painting has more detail than the photograph.
(c) The photograph portrays the subject in more clarity.
(d) The oil painting contains less realism than the photograph.
12. What covers the Knoll Ball Room?
(a) Busts of prominent persons.
(b) Oil paintings.
(c) Heavy tapestries.
(d) Nude photos.
13. What do navigational instruments generally symbolize in a traditional oil painting?
(a) Scientific endeavors.
(b) Merchandise lost at sea.
(c) Trade routes to acquire the riches of other nations.
(d) The position of the patrons' social and political status.
14. In what general style are most of the images in Chapter 4?
(d) Op art.
15. What is the approximate historical range of the images on pages 66 and 67?
(a) From the early 1200s to the mid-1500s.
(b) From the mid-1200s to the late-1800s.
(c) From the 20th century.
(d) From the 18th to the 19th century.
Short Answer Questions
1. Which words best describe the mood of the paintings on pages 66 and 67?
2. When was oil painting first developed?
3. In Chapter 6, what images are on pages 120 and 121?
4. What could be the theme for all of the images included on pages 68 to 71?
5. What is the appearance of the figures in pages 72 to 73?
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