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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 the most true about Chapter 4?
(a) All of the subjects are nude or undressing.
(b) There are no titles to the works.
(c) There are no words used to describe the images.
(d) All of the images are oil paintings.

2. All of the following are included in the images featured on pages 70 to 71, except for which ones?
(a) Dead animals.
(b) Food and drink.
(c) Hunting.
(d) Political icons.

3. What is the extraordinary significance of works such as" A Family Group" by Nouts?
(a) The paint itself is a new technology that will last centuries.
(b) The subjects are all very wealthy and popular at the time.
(c) A patron of such a work is not typically a collector of art.
(d) An artist spends days and weeks of time laboriously putting oil on canvas to record the event.

4. What could be the theme for all of the images included on pages 68 to 71?
(a) Nudity does not always equal pleasure for the viewer,
(b) Death is a necessary part of life.
(c) Love will always lead to sorrow.
(d) Power is forever corrupt.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What could be said about the contents of Chapter 4?

3. What is Chapter 6 comprised of?

4. After the period of traditional oil paintings, what medium becomes the primary form of visual imagery?

5. What do paintings of children demonstrate about the patron who commissioned the work?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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.

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

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. 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?

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

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

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

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

10. 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"?

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