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

2. What is Chapter 6 comprised of?
(a) Publicity images.
(b) Black and white photography.
(c) Abstract mixed media.
(d) Oil paintings and some photographs.

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

4. What tends to be the central figure(s) in the images presented in Chapter 4 on pages 66 and 67?
(a) Popes and Cardinals.
(b) Political leaders, scientists, and authors.
(c) Nudes in gardens.
(d) Madonna and child.

5. What covers the Knoll Ball Room?
(a) Nude photos.
(b) Busts of prominent persons.
(c) Heavy tapestries.
(d) Oil paintings.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. After the period of traditional oil paintings, what medium becomes the primary form of visual imagery?

3. Which words best describe the setting of "Demoiselles au bord de la Seine"?

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

5. In Chapter 4, what are the images depictions of on pages 66 and 67?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is demonstrated about the visual arts in comparing the photograph of "Sarah Burge, 1883. Dr Barnardo's Homes", and the oil painting "Peasant Boy Leaning on Sill"?

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

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

5. 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.

6. What objects are common subjects for traditional oil paintings, and how are they conventionally depicted?

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

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

9. 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?

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

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