How Well Do You Know Chuck Close?

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How Well Do You Know Chuck Close? - Quiz

Although not his birth name, Chuck Close is an artist, painter, and photographer who is a proud citizen of the United States. Meanwhile, most of his fame comes from him being a photorealist.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How old was Chuck Close when he lost his father?

    • A.

      10

    • B.

      11

    • C.

      12

    • D.

      13

    Correct Answer
    B. 11
    Explanation
    Chuck Close was 11 years old when he lost his father.

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  • 2. 

    What is Close famously associated with? 

    • A.

      Bead painting

    • B.

      Photorealism

    • C.

      Ice sculpture

    • D.

      Butter sculpture

    Correct Answer
    B. Photorealism
    Explanation
    Close is famously associated with photorealism, a genre of art that aims to create highly realistic and detailed images that resemble a photograph. In his works, Close meticulously captures every detail, often using photographs as references. His paintings are characterized by their large scale and the use of grid systems to break down the image into smaller sections, which are then meticulously recreated with paint. Close's dedication to capturing the minutest details and his ability to create lifelike portraits have made him one of the most prominent figures in the photorealist movement.

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  • 3. 

    As a kid, Chuck Close suffered from which of these conditions?

    • A.

      Down's Syndrome

    • B.

      Paralysis

    • C.

      Dyslexia

    • D.

      Partial blindness

    Correct Answer
    C. Dyslexia
    Explanation
    Chuck Close suffered from dyslexia as a child. Dyslexia is a learning disorder that affects reading, writing, and spelling abilities. Individuals with dyslexia may have difficulty processing language and may struggle with tasks such as reading fluently or understanding written text. Despite his dyslexia, Close went on to become a successful artist known for his photorealist portraits. His perseverance and determination to overcome his learning difficulties serve as an inspiration to others with similar challenges.

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  • 4. 

    Close revealed that he was fundamentally inspired by the works of which figure?

    • A.

      Jackson Pollock

    • B.

      Leonardo da Vinci

    • C.

      Jeff Jones

    • D.

      Jasper John

    Correct Answer
    A. Jackson Pollock
    Explanation
    Close revealed that he was fundamentally inspired by the works of Jackson Pollock. This suggests that Close found inspiration in Pollock's unique style of abstract expressionism, characterized by his drip painting technique. Close may have been drawn to Pollock's ability to convey emotion and energy through his unconventional approach to art, which likely influenced Close's own artistic development and approach to portraiture.

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  • 5. 

    Where was Chuck Close born?

    • A.

      Dakota

    • B.

      Colorado

    • C.

      Monroe

    • D.

      Alabama

    Correct Answer
    C. Monroe
    Explanation
    Chuck Close was born in Monroe.

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  • 6. 

    Close is an alumnus of which university?

    • A.

      Columbia University

    • B.

      Yale University

    • C.

      Brown University

    • D.

      University of Pennsylvania

    Correct Answer
    B. Yale University
    Explanation
    Close is an alumnus of Yale University.

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  • 7. 

    Chuck Close suffers from prosopagnosia; what does the medical condition indicate?

    • A.

      Face blindness

    • B.

      Muscle paralysis

    • C.

      Acute anxiety

    • D.

      Blindness

    Correct Answer
    A. Face blindness
    Explanation
    Chuck Close suffering from prosopagnosia indicates that he has face blindness. Prosopagnosia is a medical condition where a person is unable to recognize faces, even of familiar people. This condition can make it difficult for individuals to identify and remember people solely based on their facial features. It does not indicate muscle paralysis, acute anxiety, or blindness.

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  • 8. 

    In 2013, Close got married to an artist; what is her name? 

    • A.

      Abby Russell

    • B.

      Paris Dion

    • C.

      Myra Tionnes

    • D.

      Sienna Shields

    Correct Answer
    D. Sienna Shields
  • 9. 

    Which of these is a title of one of his artworks?

    • A.

      Agnes

    • B.

      Lilian

    • C.

      Tori

    • D.

      Ian

    Correct Answer
    A. Agnes
    Explanation
    Agnes is the correct answer because it is mentioned as one of the titles of the artist's artworks. The other options, Lilian, Tori, and Ian, are not mentioned as titles of any of the artist's artworks.

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  • 10. 

    In which year was Chuck Close born?

    • A.

      1940

    • B.

      1941

    • C.

      1942

    • D.

      1943

    Correct Answer
    A. 1940
    Explanation
    Chuck Close was born in 1940.

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