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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. In Chapter 4, what are the images depictions of on pages 66 and 67?
(a) Religious icons.
(b) Former Presidents.
(c) Botanical prints.
(d) Celebrity photos.

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

3. Which word best describes the series of portraits displayed in the Knoll Ball Room?
(a) Sensual.
(b) Formal.
(c) Melancholy.
(d) Weary.

4. Which work is by Courbet, as shown in Chapter 6 on pages 124 and 125?
(a) "La Fortune."
(b) "The Temptation of Saint Anthony."
(c) "Girl in White Stockings."
(d) "The Witches Sabbath."

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which words best describe the mood of the paintings on pages 66 and 67?

2. What do navigational instruments generally symbolize in a traditional oil painting?

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

4. Chapter 6 begins with images from which artist?

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

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. 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?

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

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

7. 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"?

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

9. 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?

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

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