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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. According to Berger et al., what does traditional oil painting effectively do?
(a) Promotes the lower classes of society.
(b) Permits artists to express portraits in a humanistic style.
(c) Allows for the reformation of the church.
(d) Reduces all things to a tradable material or measurable commodity.
2. Which subject is accorded with the highest prestige?
(d) Mythological creatures.
3. From what time period are the images on pages 120 and 121?
(a) The sixteenth century.
(b) Early twenty-first century.
(c) The nineteenth century.
(d) Late twentieth century.
4. In what general style are most of the images in Chapter 4?
(d) Op art.
5. Which of the following would be a good symbol for the collection of images on pages 68 to 71?
(a) A nude woman with a rose.
(b) A corpse with a glass of wine.
(c) Two doves with an olive branch.
(d) A president with a burning flag.
6. 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 18th to the 19th century.
(d) From the 20th century.
7. What is the subject of Rembrandt's first self-portrait?
(a) Himself and his first wife, Saskia.
(b) Himself and his faithful dog.
(c) Himself and a black bird.
(d) Himself as a court jester.
8. What is genre as a subject?
(a) Exotic botanicals.
(b) New world subjects.
(c) Exotic animals.
(d) Common life subjects.
9. All of the following are titles of works that begin Chapter 6, except for which one?
(b) "Mildew Blighting Ears of Corn."
(c) "Unclad woman."
(d) "Europe Supported by Africa and America."
10. In Chapter 6, which painting best shows the humanity of its subject?
(a) "Princess Rakoscki."
(b) "Sarah Burge, 1883. Dr Barnardo's Homes."
(c) Nattier's "Mademoiselle de Clermonte."
(d) Rembrandt's "Two Negroes."
11. In what way does the ruling class of a period support or promote their own way of seeing?
(a) By creating great halls of family portraits.
(b) By bribing artists into depicting themselves as more wealthy or powerful than they really are.
(c) By commissioning oil paintings that depict sights of what they possess.
(d) By only permitting specifc depictions of holy figures.
12. In Chapter 4, what are the images depictions of on pages 66 and 67?
(a) Celebrity photos.
(b) Former Presidents.
(c) Botanical prints.
(d) Religious icons.
13. Who is considered a master of traditional European oil painting?
(d) Van Gogh.
14. How is Maddox Brown's painting different than the other images on pages 66 and 67?
(a) The painting includes mythical beings that are not present in the other images.
(b) The painting depicts an unknown subject.
(c) The painting is entirely in black and white.
(d) The painting could be considered humorous in comparison to the other images.
15. Which painting is an example of how oil paintings make objects desirable to touch?
(a) Holbein's "The Ambassadors."
(b) Van Gogh's "Cornfield with Birds Flying Out of It."
(c) Rembrandt's self-portriat with Saskia.
(d) Picasso's self-portrait.
Short Answer Questions
1. What words best describe the gaze of the subjects on their own material goods in a traditional oil painting?
2. Which statement best describes photography in 1883?
3. In Chapter 6, what images are on pages 120 and 121?
4. Which words best describe the setting of "Demoiselles au bord de la Seine"?
5. Which word best describes the position of artists as traditional oil painting develops?
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