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

2. How is Maddox Brown's painting different than the other images on pages 66 and 67?
(a) The painting depicts an unknown subject.
(b) The painting includes mythical beings that are not present in the other images.
(c) The painting could be considered humorous in comparison to the other images.
(d) The painting is entirely in black and white.

3. What is most interesting about the two works from Courbet on pages 124 and 125?
(a) The works show the difference between nude and naked.
(b) The works demonstrate a clarity in the artist's way of seeing.
(c) The works create a new meaning when presented together.
(d) The works illustrate two distinct styles from the artist.

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

5. What is significant about the images presented on pages 120 and 121?
(a) They create a powerful commentary about social media.
(b) They demonstrate the difference between nude and clothed figures.
(c) They contain famous subjects.
(d) They are indicative of the times and how people lived then.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the purpose of the paired images on pages 126 and 127?

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

3. What is different about an art collector compared to a collector of other objects?

4. What covers the Knoll Ball Room?

5. What do paintings of children demonstrate about the patron who commissioned the work?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How is Ford Madox Brown's nineteenth century painting titled "The Pretty Baa Lambs" slightly humorous against the other images on pages 66 and 67?

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

6. 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?

7. 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.

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

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

10. 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.

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