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DECEMBER 2013/JANUARY 2014/GRADES 7-12 SKILLS SHEET

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COMPREHENSION QUIZ: RENÉ MAGRITTE
Use the December 2013/January 2014 issue of Scholastic Art to answer the questions. Fill in the circle
next to the correct answer.
1. René Magritte was among a group of artists
whose style was known as _______. (pages 4-5)
A Cubism
B Impressionism
C Surrealism
D Abstract Expressionism
2. The man wearing a bowler hat is a _______
Magritte used in many of his paintings. (pages 4-5)
A joke
B dream
C motif
D focal point
3. Magritte often _______ unrelated objects in his
paintings. (pages 4-5)
A juxtaposes
B crops
C distorts
D bisects
4. In Golconda, the smaller men appear
in the _______. (pages 4-5)
A dark suits
B foreground
C negative space
D background
5. Surrealists wanted to depict the _______
experience or an altered version
of the world. (pages 6-7)
A conscious
B subconscious
C realistic
D common
6. The Tomb of the Wrestlers is confusing
because Magritte uses an _______ (pages 6-7)
A abstract image
B unnatural scale
C organic shape
D odd number of objects
7. In The Therapist, Magritte substitutes a
_______ for the ribcage of a man. (pages 6-7)
A birdcage
B ribcage
C hat
D rose
8. Magritte often covers his subjects’ _______.
(pages 8-9)
A faces
B bodies
C hands
D feet
9. In The Future of Statues, Magritte paints
on a _______ surface. (pages 8-9)
A rough-textured
B highly polished
C three-dimensional
D two-dimensional
10. Magdalena Abakanowicz’s iron sculptures
are _______, or larger-than-life (pages 10-11)
A monumental
B life-size
C miniature
D realistic