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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 significant about the images presented on pages 120 and 121?
(a) They contain famous subjects.
(b) They create a powerful commentary about social media.
(c) They demonstrate the difference between nude and clothed figures.
(d) They are indicative of the times and how people lived then.

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

3. From what time period are the images on pages 120 and 121?
(a) Late twentieth century.
(b) The sixteenth century.
(c) Early twenty-first century.
(d) The nineteenth century.

4. Which words best describe the setting of "Demoiselles au bord de la Seine"?
(a) Dainty and lacy.
(b) Sensual and exotic.
(c) Spontaneous and abstract.
(d) Dark and cold.

5. From what ages does Rembrandt paint two self-portraits?
(a) Ages eighty to eighty-five.
(b) Ages twenty-eight to fifty-eight.
(c) Ages forty to fifty.
(d) Ages eighteen to twenty-five.

Short Answer Questions

1. What types of images are paired together on pages 126 and 127?

2. Which word best describes the images on pages 72 and 73?

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

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

5. What conventions influence traditional European oil painting as it develops?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. 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.

4. 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"?

5. 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.

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

7. 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?

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

9. Describe the mood of the collection of religious iconic images presented in Chapter 4 on pages 66 and 67.

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

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