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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 word best describes the images on pages 72 and 73?
(a) Beastly.
(b) Reality.
(c) Fantasy.
(d) Devout.

2. What character often appears in the images on pages 72 and 73?
(a) The king's chamberlain.
(b) The Pope.
(c) Pan.
(d) The Madonna.

3. What is the purpose of the paired images on pages 126 and 127?
(a) Each pair plays off each other to enhance their subject matter and style.
(b) Each pair demonstrates ways to pose the human body as a subject.
(c) Each pair shows a different side of popular culture.
(d) Each pair demonstrates a different period in art history.

4. What could easily be stated as the theme of the paintings on pages 68 and 69?
(a) Death.
(b) Melancholy.
(c) War.
(d) Love.

5. All of the following are titles of works that begin Chapter 6, except for which one?
(a) "Europe Supported by Africa and America."
(b) "Unclad woman."
(c) "Pity."
(d) "Mildew Blighting Ears of Corn."

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the title of all the paintings on pages 70 and 71?

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

3. Which painting is an example of how oil paintings make objects desirable to touch?

4. In what way does the ruling class of a period support or promote their own way of seeing?

5. What could be the theme for all of the images included on pages 68 to 71?

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. According to the authors, how is a collector of art different than a collector of other things?

3. 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.

4. In Chapter 6, explain how facing pages 116 and 117 return to Blake's theme of Africa and America supporting Europe.

5. 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.

6. 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.

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

8. Describe how the wealthy influence the ways of seeing through oil paintings, as explained by Berger et al.

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

10. 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.

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