LISTENING PART C.
In this part of the test, you will hear several
talks. After each talk, you will hear some questions. The talks and questions will NOT be
repeated. After you hear a question, read the four possible answers in your test book and
choose the best answer. Then, on your exam, find the number of the question and fill in the
space that corresponds to the letter of the answer you have chosen.
Here is an
On the recording, you hear:
Listen to an instructor talk to his class about painting.
Artist Grant Wood was a guiding force in the school of painting dnown as American Regionallist, a
style reflecting the distinctive characteristics of art from rural areas of the United States.
Wood began drawing animals on the family farm at the age of three, and when he was thirty-eight one
of his paintings recieved a remarkable amount of public notice and acclaim. This painting,
called American Gothic, is a starkly simple depiction of a serious couple staring directly out at the
Now listen to a sample question.
(narrator) What style of painting is known as American
(A) Art from
Americas inner cities.
(B) Art from the central region of the
(C) Art from various urban areas in the U.S.
(D) Art from
rural sections fo America.
The best answer
to the question, What style of painting is known as American regionalist? is (D). Art from
rural sections of America; Therefore, the correct choice is (D).
Now listen to another sample
(narrator) What is the name of Woods most successful
In your test you read:
(B) The Family Farm in Iowa.
(D) A Serious Couple.
The best answer to the question, What is the name of Woods most
successful painting? is (C), American Gothic Therefore, the correct choice is (C).
Remember, you are NOT allowed to take notes or write during this part of the test.