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1. No society that we know of has lived without some form of art. The impulse to make and respond to art appears to be as deeply ingrained as the ability to:
Learn language
Gather food
Seek shelter
Reproduce
None of the above

Learn language

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2. The famous Neolithic structure in England, made of megaliths that one time formed several concentric circles, is called:
a. Megalopolis
b. Stonehenge
c. Cirque de Soleil
d. Endless column
e. Chauvet

Stonehenge

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3. Radiocarbon testing indicates that the earliest images made by humans dates back to :
a. The Neolithic Era
b. The Paleolithic Period
c. The Jurassic Period
d. The Pleistocene Era
e. The Bronze Age

The Paleolithic Period

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4. According to the author, the impulse to create art comes from the basic human interest in:
a. Creating order and structure
b. Exploring aesthetic possibilities
c. Constructing images and forms that carry meaning
d. All of the above
e. None of the above

All of the above

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5. “All art is basically Paleolithic or Neolithic: either the urge to smear soot and grease on cave walls or pile stone on stone” was said by:
a. Constantin Brancusi
b. Maya Lin
c. Anthony Caro
d. Maya Lin
e. Vincent Van Gogh

Anthony Caro

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6. The most famous of Maya Lin’s work is:
a. Wave field
b. Langston Hughes Library
c. An earth work at the university of Michigan
d. Vietnam Veterans Memorial
e. None of the above

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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7. The 10th century copper sculpture illustrated in this chapter is the work of an artist performing the role of “giving tangible form to the unknown.” The unknown, in this case, is the physical form of the deity:
a. Shiva
b. Buddha
c. Xu Yang
d. Venus
e. None of the above

Shiva

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8. Which is not a task for artist, according to the author?
a. To create places for some human purpose
b. To create extra-ordinary versions of ordinary objects
c. To record and commemorate
d. To give tangible form to the unknown
e. To help see the world in the same way we see it

To help see the world in the same way we see it.

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9. Although Vincent Van Gogh suffered emotionally throughout hid life, he was able to give his emotions tangible form in works such as:
a. Hound
b. Calle de Senos
c. The Starry Night
d. Venus
e. Bird in Space

The Starry Night

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10. In this chapter the list of traits that people seem to possess includes all of the following EXCEPT:
a. Sensitivity
b. Efficiency
c. Playfulness
d. Analytical skill
e. Organizational skill

Efficiency

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11. Alan Rath’s work of art illustrated in this chapter depicts an animal:
a. With two noses
b. With wheels for legs
c. Through the use of cathode-ray tubes and computer generated imagery
d. Through the use of recycled items from a junkyard
e. All of the above

All of the above

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12. The sculptor Constantin Brancusi spent his life searching forms that were;
a. Simple
b. Pure
c. Timeless
d. All of the above
e. None of the above

All of the above

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13. The nature of perception suggest that the most important key to looking at art is:
a. To become aware of the process of looking itself
b. To have a strong art historical background
c. To be able to draw well
d. To be able to sculpt well
e. None of the above

To become aware of the process of looking itself

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14. According to the author, the most important meaning of an artwork is:
a. What is established by the author
b. What is written by the art historian
c. What it means to the viewer
d. None of the above
e. All of the above

What it means to the viewer

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15. Vanitas painting are those that mediate on:
a. The vanity of the artist
b. The vanity of the viewer
c. The fleeting nature of earthly life
d. The fleeting nature of happiness
e. C. and D.

C. and D

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16. Wheel of fortune was created by:
a. Juan de Valdes
b. Audrey Flack
c. Dorothy Vogel
d. Herbert Vogel
e. Jim Hodges


Audrey Flack

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17. Which are methods used by prehistoric painters?
a. Animal fats and pigments were mixed together
b. Reed brushes were used
c. Powered pigments were blown through hollow reeds
d. All of the above
e. None of the above

All of the above

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18. Dorothy and Herbert Vogel are:
a. The subjects of John Schabel’s untitled (passenger #3)
b. Philosophers who wrote on the subject of aesthetics
c. Husband and wife artist team
d. Art collectors
e. Art historians specializing in the study of Vincent Van Gogh

Art collectors

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19. Theo Van Gogh was Vincent Van Gogh’s:
a. Art dealer
b. Brother
c. Financial supporter
d. Emotional supporter
e. All of the above

All of the above

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20. We owe our access to Vincent van Gogh’s thoughts and feelings about many of his paintings to:
a. The Van Gogh research society
b. The research of Dorothy and Herbert Vogel
c. The many letters he wrote to friends and relatives
d. His autobiography
e. None of the above

The many letters that he wrote to friends and relatives

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. Claude Monet belonged to a group of artist called
a. the Neoclassicist
b. the Expressionist
c. the Futurists
d. the Impressionists
e. the Romantics

The Impressionists

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Since the Renaissance, Western societies differentiated between art and craft, as art
a. is better made than craft
b. reveals imagination and genius
c. more beautiful to everyday life
d. reflects shallow values
e. none of the answers are correct

Reveals imagination and genius

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. Picasso’s painting First Communion would best be described as
a. Stylized
b. nonobjective
c. nonrepresentational
d. abstract
e. naturalistic

Naturalistic

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The term “trompe l’oeil” is French for
a. light and dark
b. masterpiece
c. standing figure
d. fool the eye
e. hidden symbols

Fool the eye

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. Kandinsky thought of nonrepresentational art as comparable to
a. music
b. literature
c. nature
d. a good soup
e. poetry

Music

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Style, as defined by recurring characteristics found in art, can be classified in terms of
a. individual style
b. cultural style
c. school style
d. period style
e. all of the answers are correct

All of the answers are correct

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. The definitions of form and content are
a. form is the way that art looks
b. content id the way that art looks
c. content is what the work is about
d. form is the way that art looks; content is what the art is about
e. form is the way art looks; content is also the way art looks

Form is the way art looks; content is what the work is about

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. In Janine Antoni’s Gnaw, two 600-pound cubes of these materials were gnawed on by the artist.
a. cheese and aluminum
b. chocolate and lard
c. wax and soap
d. chalk and beef
e. chocolate and cheese

Chocolate and lard

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. The shamanistic rites of the Navajo culture have provided inspiration to the artist
a. Vasily Kandinsky
b. Thomas Struth
c. Joseph Beuys
d. Titian
e. Jan Van Eyck

Joseph Beuys

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Conceptual art as seen in the work of Felix Gonzales-Torres stresses that
a. the art object is more important than the idea
b. feelings are best expressed with color and light
c. real materials make art more real
d. the idea is more important than the object
e. none of the answers are correct

The idea is more important that the object