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

2. What is similar about the two paintings by Courbet on pages 124 and 125?
(a) They are very dark and bold in color.
(b) They are both feminine.
(c) They both show family settings.
(d) They both depict voluptuous women.

3. What are most traditional oil paintings commissioned to demonstrate to the viewer?
(a) The social conditions of the time period.
(b) The political turmoil that the patron has survived.
(c) The power and wealth of the patron.
(d) The style of monarchy and church rule of the time period.

4. What primarily constitutes a landscape painting as traditional oil techniques are developed?
(a) Abstract natural figures.
(b) Intangible sky and distance.
(c) Solid tangible space.
(d) Romantic man versus nature scenes.

5. What is extraordinary about painting subjects such as children?
(a) Artists must entertain the subject while completing the painting.
(b) The artist must capture their likeness with little time viewing the subject.
(c) Patrons do not typically comission paintings of children.
(d) Children are not a symbol of wealth or well-being, and so are rarely commissioned.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 6, what images are on pages 120 and 121?

2. How is a two-dimensional oil painting different from other forms of art?

3. What makes the self-portraits on pages 80 and 81 interesting to the viewer?

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

5. Who is considered a master of traditional European oil painting?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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"?

2. What is in the Knoll Ball Room? Describe what it looks like.

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

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

5. 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?

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

7. 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.

8. In Chapter 6, compare the visual characteristics of the images "Sarah Burge, 1883. Dr Barnardo's Homes", and the oil painting by Bartolome Murillo titled "Peasant Boy Leaning on Sill".

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

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

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