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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. 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) Two doves with an olive branch.
(c) A president with a burning flag.
(d) A corpse with a glass of wine.

2. What does Couture's painting "A Roman Feast" display?
(a) A full table of meat and bread.
(b) A voluptuous reclining woman.
(c) The end of a war with a field of bodies.
(d) A full glass of wine and a festive party.

3. What primarily constitutes a landscape painting as traditional oil techniques are developed?
(a) Intangible sky and distance.
(b) Solid tangible space.
(c) Abstract natural figures.
(d) Romantic man versus nature scenes.

4. What could be said about the contents of Chapter 4?
(a) The images represent a general history of art.
(b) The contents are not organized in any manner.
(c) The contents include two paintings from each period of art.
(d) The images are ordered by date.

5. What is visually similar about the paintings "Sarah Burge, 1883. Dr Barnardo's Homes" and " Peasant Boy Leaning on Sill"?
(a) They both portray wealthy subjects.
(b) They both contain subjects that are moving.
(c) They are both black and white reproductions.
(d) They both portray elderly subjects.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is a common theme in the images on pages 116 and 117?

2. What is the visual irony between the images on pages 68 and 69, and the images on pages 70 and 71?

3. How do Berger et al. describe Rembrandt's first self-portrait?

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

5. All of the following are titles of works that begin Chapter 6, except for which one?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. According to Berger et al., how do traditional oil paintings perpetuate the wealth and power of the ruling class?

3. Describe the mood of the collection of religious iconic images presented in Chapter 4 on pages 66 and 67.

4. 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".

5. What is in the Knoll Ball Room? Describe what it looks like.

6. What is the significance of the images on pages 120 and 121 that depict family and other social groupings of common, ordinary daily life?

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

8. Describe the difference in the artist portrayal of a portrait versus a self-portrait.

9. Explain how the pairs of paintings and photographs in Chapter 6 on pages 126 and 127 complement each other.

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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