Students will have 25 minutes to read and respond to Question 1, and then 5 minutes to upload their response. After uploading the response to Question 1, students will have 15 minutes to respond to Question 2, with 5 additional minutes to upload their response to Question 2. Once their response to Question 1 has been submitted, they cannot go back to it.
Question 1 (25 mins.)
Question 2 (15 mins.)
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Short Essay: Continuity and Change
Question 1 is a long essay question that assesses students’ ability to compare 2 works of art:
- The first work is required and is part of the image set. Although an image of this work will be provided as part of the question prompt, there will be no identifying information.
- The second work is selected by the student from a list of suggested works from the required image set (but with no images provided). Students may instead select a different work of art from any content area to compare with the required work.
This question assesses students’ ability to do the following:
- Use specific and relevant evidence to explain how the 2 works of art are similar and different in how they convey meaning.
- Use specific and relevant evidence to explain the meaning or significance of similarities and differences between the 2 works of art.
Question 2 is a short essay question that assesses students’ ability to analyze the relationships between a work of art from the image set (image provided as part of the question prompt, but without any identifying information) and a related artistic tradition, style, and/or practice. This question assesses students’ ability to do the following:
- Explain how or why the work of art demonstrates continuity or change within an artistic tradition or practice.
- Analyze meaning or significance of an art historical interpretation of the work of art provided.
Corresponding free-response question (FRQ) type in the course and exam description binder
- Students will need to specify which work of art they choose for the second work. However, detailed identification information (such as artist, culture, date, etc.) is not required, and points will not be granted for providing detailed identification information.
- For the second work of art (selected by the student), the student may choose any of: (a) one of a list of suggested works, provided with the exam; (b) any work from the course (any of units 1–10) that is relevant to the prompt, or (c) any work that is relevant to the prompt, even if it is outside the 250 required works for the course.
Units eligible for 2020 exam
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