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Question 1: Among the collection: ________, Helen Frankenthaler, Jules Olitski, and Sir Anthony Caro.
Abstract expressionismColor FieldKenneth NolandColumbus, Ohio

Question 2: Greenberg was a graduate of ________ who first made his name as an art critic with his essay "Avant-Garde and Kitsch," first published in the journal Partisan Review in 1939.
Duke UniversitySouthern Methodist UniversitySyracuse UniversityNorthwestern University

Question 3: Greenberg expressed mixed feelings about ________.
Abstract expressionismPop artColor FieldExpressionism

Question 4: Through the 1960s Greenberg remained an influential figure on a younger generation of critics including Michael Fried and ________.
ModernismMinimalismSculptureRosalind E. Krauss

Question 5: Such was Greenberg's influence as an art critic that ________ in his 1975 book The Painted Word identified Greenberg as one of the "kings of cultureburg", alongside Harold Rosenberg and Leo Steinberg.
The Right Stuff (book)The New JournalismStalking the Billion-Footed BeastTom Wolfe

Question 6: In this article Greenberg claimed that ________ and Modernist art was a means to resist the leveling of culture produced by capitalist propaganda.
Avant-gardeDadaAbstract expressionismSurrealism

Question 7: In particular, he promoted the abstract expressionist movement and was among the first critics to praise the work of painter ________.
Paul CézanneLee KrasnerJackson PollockÉdouard Manet

Question 8: Greenberg appropriated the German word '________' to describe this consumerism, though its connotations have since changed to a more affirmative notion of left-over materials of capitalist culture.
Theodor W. AdornoAestheticsKitschModernism

Question 9: In the years after ________, Greenberg pushed the position that the best avant-garde artists were emerging in America rather than Europe.
World War IISoviet occupationsSecond Sino-Japanese WarCollaboration with the Axis Powers during World War II

Question 10: Greenberg saw Bush's post-Painters Eleven work as a clear manifestation of the shift from abstract expressionism to ________ painting and Lyrical Abstraction, a shift he had called for in most of his critical writings of the period.
MinimalismLate modernismWestern paintingColor Field

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