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

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

3. What do navigational instruments generally symbolize in a traditional oil painting?
(a) Merchandise lost at sea.
(b) Scientific endeavors.
(c) The position of the patrons' social and political status.
(d) Trade routes to acquire the riches of other nations.

4. How is a two-dimensional oil painting different from other forms of art?
(a) It conveys the illusions of texture, luster, tangibility, and solidity.
(b) It conveys the social position of the owner.
(c) It conveys the misplacement of women in society.
(d) It conveys the sights of the common person.

5. What is the main difference in the effect on the viewer between the two Rembrandt self-portraits?
(a) The first portrait displays the romance and intimacy between a married couple, while the second portrait displays the empty shell of a man.
(b) The second portrait portrays the soul and individualistic style of the painter, a style that is completely avoided in the first self-portrait.
(c) The first portrait is in color and the second portrait is in black and white.
(d) The second portrait follows all of the conventions of the time period and displays the wealth of the painter.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what general style are most of the images in Chapter 4?

2. In Chapter 6, which painting best shows the humanity of its subject?

3. What is Chapter 6 comprised of?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. 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.

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

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

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

8. 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?

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

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

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