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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:
A)learn language
B)gather food
C)seek shelter
D)reproduce
E)none of the above
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.
3

Radiocarbon testing indicates that the earliest images made by humans date back to:
A)the Neolithic Era.
B)the Paleolithic Period.
C)the Jurassic Period.
D)the Pleistocene Era.
E)the Bronze Age.
4

According to the author, the impulse to create art comes from basic human interests 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
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
6

The most famous of Maya Lin's works is:
A)Wave Field
B)Langston Hughes Library
C)An earthwork at the University of Michigan
D)Vietnam Veterans Memorial
E)none of the above
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
8

Which is not a task for artists, 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
9

Although Vincent van Gogh suffered emotionally throughout his life, he was able to give his emotions tangible form in works such as:
A)Hound.
B)Calle de Sueños
C)The Starry Night.
D)Venus.
E)Bird in Space.
10

In this chapter, the list of traits that creative people seem to posses includes all of the following EXCEPT:
A)sensitivity
B)efficiency
C)playfulness
D)analytical skill
E)organizational skill
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
12

The sculptor Constantin Brancusi spent his life searching for forms that were:
A)simple
B)pure
C)timeless
D)all of the above
E)none of the above
13

The nature of perception suggests 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
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
15

Vanitas paintings are those that meditate 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)
16

Wheel of Fortune was created by:
A)Juan de Valdes
B)Audrey Flack
C)Dorothy Vogel
D)Herbert Vogel
E)Jim Hodges
17

Which are methods used by prehistoric painters?
A)Animal fats and pigments were mixed together
B)Reed brushes were used
C)Powdered pigments were blown through hollow reeds
D)All of the above
E)None of the above
18

Dorothy and Herbert Vogel are:
A)the subjects of John Schabel's Untitled (Passenger #3).
B)philosophers who write on the subject of aesthetics.
C)a husband/wife artist team.
D)art collectors.
E)art historians specializing in the study of Vincent van Gogh.
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
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.







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