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

2. What is the purpose of the paired images on pages 126 and 127?
(a) Each pair demonstrates a different period in art history.
(b) Each pair plays off each other to enhance their subject matter and style.
(c) Each pair demonstrates ways to pose the human body as a subject.
(d) Each pair shows a different side of popular culture.

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

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

5. How could one best describe Hans Baldung Grien's "Three ages of Women"?
(a) Humorous.
(b) Sensual.
(c) Lovely.
(d) Peaceful.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is evident when comparing the two images "Sarah Burge, 1883. Dr Barnardo's Homes" and " Peasant Boy Leaning on Sill"?

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

3. Chapter 6 begins with images from which artist?

4. Which of the following would be a good symbol for the collection of images on pages 68 to 71?

5. What primarily constitutes a landscape painting as traditional oil techniques are developed?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. 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"?

10. 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?

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