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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What is the most true about Chapter 4?
(a) There are no titles to the works.
(b) All of the subjects are nude or undressing.
(c) All of the images are oil paintings.
(d) There are no words used to describe the images.
2. What is the appearance of the figures in pages 72 to 73?
(a) Prominent figures dressed according to their time period.
(b) Stern portraits.
(c) Ornamentally dressed females.
(d) Idealistic nudes.
3. According to Berger et al., why does ordinary life have more meaning when recorded on a canvas?
(a) Because it took weeks or months to recreate the image from the artist's point of view,
(b) Because it portrays everyday life as an interesting event.
(c) Because the elite upper classes are willing to pay large sums of money for a painting.
(d) Because artists appreciate these works more than works with other subjects.
4. How do Berger et al. describe Rembrandt's first self-portrait?
(a) An empty shell.
(b) A lost conclusion.
(c) A heartless advertisement.
(d) A soulful reflection.
5. When was oil painting first developed?
(a) Early twentieth century.
(b) Fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
(c) During the Middle Ages.
(d) Late eighteenth century.
6. According to Berger et al., what does traditional oil painting effectively do?
(a) Allows for the reformation of the church.
(b) Reduces all things to a tradable material or measurable commodity.
(c) Permits artists to express portraits in a humanistic style.
(d) Promotes the lower classes of society.
7. What covers the Knoll Ball Room?
(a) Nude photos.
(b) Busts of prominent persons.
(c) Heavy tapestries.
(d) Oil paintings.
8. What is genre as a subject?
(a) Exotic botanicals.
(b) Exotic animals.
(c) Common life subjects.
(d) New world subjects.
9. What is the purpose of the paired images on pages 126 and 127?
(a) Each pair demonstrates a different period in art history.
(b) Each pair plays off each other to enhance their subject matter and style.
(c) Each pair demonstrates ways to pose the human body as a subject.
(d) Each pair shows a different side of popular culture.
10. Which words best describe the setting of "Demoiselles au bord de la Seine"?
(a) Spontaneous and abstract.
(b) Sensual and exotic.
(c) Dainty and lacy.
(d) Dark and cold.
11. What is different about an art collector compared to a collector of other objects?
(a) Art collectors must actively take part in their collections.
(b) An art collector is surrounded by pictures that show him the sights of what he may posses.
(c) An art collector typically has more social standing than collectors of other objects.
(d) Art collectors are the most wealthy of collectors.
12. What character often appears in the images on pages 72 and 73?
(b) The king's chamberlain.
(c) The Madonna.
(d) The Pope.
13. From what time period are the images on pages 120 and 121?
(a) Early twenty-first century.
(b) The sixteenth century.
(c) Late twentieth century.
(d) The nineteenth century.
14. What is the extraordinary significance of works such as" A Family Group" by Nouts?
(a) The subjects are all very wealthy and popular at the time.
(b) A patron of such a work is not typically a collector of art.
(c) An artist spends days and weeks of time laboriously putting oil on canvas to record the event.
(d) The paint itself is a new technology that will last centuries.
15. 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.
Short Answer Questions
1. What words best describe the gaze of the subjects on their own material goods in a traditional oil painting?
2. Who is considered a master of traditional European oil painting?
3. What is the metaphor that Berger et al. use to describe the European oil painting tradition?
4. What are most traditional oil paintings commissioned to demonstrate to the viewer?
5. What conventions influence traditional European oil painting as it develops?
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