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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 different about an art collector compared to a collector of other objects?
(a) Art collectors are the most wealthy of collectors.
(b) An art collector typically has more social standing than collectors of other objects.
(c) Art collectors must actively take part in their collections.
(d) An art collector is surrounded by pictures that show him the sights of what he may posses.

2. What is Chapter 6 comprised of?
(a) Black and white photography.
(b) Oil paintings and some photographs.
(c) Abstract mixed media.
(d) Publicity images.

3. 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 both depict voluptuous women.
(c) They both show family settings.
(d) They are both feminine.

4. What could be said about the contents of Chapter 4?
(a) The contents include two paintings from each period of art.
(b) The images are ordered by date.
(c) The contents are not organized in any manner.
(d) The images represent a general history of art.

5. After the period of traditional oil paintings, what medium becomes the primary form of visual imagery?
(a) Film.
(b) Sculpture.
(c) Murals.
(d) Photography.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Which words best describe the mood of the paintings on pages 66 and 67?

3. What is the metaphor that Berger et al. use to describe the European oil painting tradition?

4. According to Berger et al., what does traditional oil painting effectively do?

5. From what time period are the images on pages 120 and 121?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. 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?

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

4. Describe Couture's eighteenth century painting "A Roman Feast", and explain how it plays into the other images on the facing page.

5. 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.

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

7. 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.

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

9. 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.

10. 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.

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