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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. How is Rembrandt portrayed in his second self-portrait?
(a) As an old man.
(b) As a young hunter.
(c) As a great king.
(d) As a woman.

2. Which subject is accorded with the highest prestige?
(a) Animals.
(b) Landscapes.
(c) Mythological creatures.
(d) Food.

3. What covers the Knoll Ball Room?
(a) Busts of prominent persons.
(b) Oil paintings.
(c) Nude photos.
(d) Heavy tapestries.

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

5. What is visually similar about the paintings "Sarah Burge, 1883. Dr Barnardo's Homes" and " Peasant Boy Leaning on Sill"?
(a) They both portray elderly subjects.
(b) They are both black and white reproductions.
(c) They both contain subjects that are moving.
(d) They both portray wealthy subjects.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is significant about the images presented on pages 120 and 121?

2. Which statement could easily be an interpretation of Van Gogh's "a cornfield with birds flying out of it"?

3. Which of the following is a common theme in the images on pages 116 and 117?

4. What is different about an art collector compared to a collector of other objects?

5. What is the main difference in the effect on the viewer between the two Rembrandt self-portraits?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain how the pairs of paintings and photographs in Chapter 6 on pages 126 and 127 complement each other.

2. 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.

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

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

5. 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.

6. 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".

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

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

9. 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?

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

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