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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What is the visual irony between the images on pages 68 and 69, and the images on pages 70 and 71?
(a) The play between death and life sustaining sustenance.
(b) The connection between naked and nude.
(c) The similarity between the religious and the political.
(d) The tragedy of love and death.

3. What does Nattier's "Mademoiselle de Clermonte" depict?
(a) The social structure that is acceptable and expected of the time.
(b) The injustice against women.
(c) The politics of war.
(d) The wealth and power and foreign nations.

4. Who is considered a master of traditional European oil painting?
(a) Picasso.
(b) Van Gogh.
(c) Gauguin.
(d) Rembrandt.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Chapter 6 begins with images from which artist?

2. All of the following are included in the images featured on pages 70 to 71, except for which ones?

3. From what ages does Rembrandt paint two self-portraits?

4. How is Rembrandt portrayed in his second self-portrait?

5. What covers the Knoll Ball Room?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the images of death in Chapter 4 on pages 68 and 69, and name some of the specific paintings.

2. Explain how an oil painting depicts subjects differently than other art forms, as discussed by the authors.

3. In Chapter 4, explain what interconnections can be made between the images of death on pages 68 and 69, and the images of food, wine, and the hunt on pages 70 and 71.

4. Chapter 5 begins with an oil painting showing several items contemporaneous with the Dutch school in 1665. Describe the painting and the objects it depicts.

5. Describe Couture's eighteenth century painting "A Roman Feast", and explain how it plays into the other images on the facing page.

6. In Chapter 6, compare the visual characteristics of the images "Sarah Burge, 1883. Dr Barnardo's Homes", and the oil painting by Bartolome Murillo titled "Peasant Boy Leaning on Sill".

7. Describe how Holbein's work "The Ambassadors" is typical of traditional oil paintings and the manner of presenting the subjects, as explained by the authors.

8. How does Courbet's two paintings, reproduced in Chapter 6 on facing pages 124 and 125, titled "Girl in White Stockings" and "Demoiselles au bord de la Seine" illustrate two distinct styles of his work?

9. How is the meaning of the images in Chapter 6 on pages 120 and 121, that depict daily life, of any significance?

10. Explain how Rembrandt's two self-portraits, the first at age twenty-eight and the second at age fifty-eight, evolve to include content that is not conventionally found in traditional oil paintings of his time.

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