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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. 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) A patron of such a work is not typically a collector of art.
(c) The subjects are all very wealthy and popular at the time.
(d) The paint itself is a new technology that will last centuries.

2. What is the title of all the paintings on pages 70 and 71?
(a) Nude woman.
(b) Pan.
(c) Still life.
(d) God Bless the Queen.

3. Which words best describe the mood of the paintings on pages 66 and 67?
(a) Light and fantastical.
(b) Stern and powerful.
(c) Serious and iconic.
(d) Eerie and mystical.

4. Which of the following is a common theme in the images on pages 116 and 117?
(a) Africa and America supporting Europe.
(b) Navigation and the New World.
(c) Science versus religion.
(d) Sensuous nude women.

5. In what general style are most of the images in Chapter 4?
(a) Realism.
(b) Op art.
(c) Cubism.
(d) Abstract.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which word best describes the position of artists as traditional oil painting develops?

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

3. What character often appears in the images on pages 72 and 73?

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

5. How is Maddox Brown's painting different than the other images on pages 66 and 67?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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.

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

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

4. 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?

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

6. How are pages 72 and 73, which contain images of mythological characters and fanciful human figures, different than the previous images that are displayed in Chapter 4?

7. Describe the painting "Europe supported by Africa and America" by William Blake, and propose the message the artist is sending through the work.

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

9. 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.

10. 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".

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