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Quiz 120 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 answers are correct. 2. The famous Neolithic structure in England, made of megaliths that once formed several concentric circles, is called a. Megalopolis. b. Stonehenge. c. Cirque de Soleil. d. Endless Column. e. Chauvet. 3. 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 answers are correct. e. None of the answers are correct. 4. “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. 5. In chapter 1, which is not a task for artists, according to the author? a. to create places for some human purpose b. to create extraordinary versions of ordinary objects? c. to record and commemorate d. to give tangible form to the unknown e. to help us see the world in the same way that we see it 6. In chapter 1, the list of traits that creative people seem to possess include all of the following EXCEPT a. sensitivity. b. efficiency. c. playfulness. d. analytical skill.
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7. The sculptor Constantin Brancusi spent his life searching for forms that were a. simple. b. pure. c. timeless. d. All of the answers are correct. e. None of the answers are correct. 8. 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 answers are correct. 9. 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 answers are correct. e. All of the answers are correct. 10 . What term best describes work done by nonprofessionals? a. folk art b. naïve art c. intuitive art d. outsider art e. All of the answers are correct. 11 . Rebecca Purdum’s Chin Up and Vasily Kandinsky’s Composition IX have what in common? a. Both were painted by artists who were nearly blind. b. Both were inspired by the same historic event. c. Both are abstract landscapes. d. Both are nonrepresentational in style. e. None of the answers are correct. 12 . To discover why the sculptor of the Amida Nyorai depicted its subject with elongated earlobes, specific hand gestures, and a bun atop his head requires the use of a. mudras. b. iconography.
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