Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.
― Edgar Degas
Choose 2 questions to answer in 5-9 sentences:
1) What is the subject of pop art? What ideas are the works of American pop artists communicating about American life/values in the 1960’s? Explain three reasons why pop artists may have decided to create art the way they did?
2) Describe Andy Warhol’s life story? What important events may have influenced the kind of art Andy Warhol created or the way he behaved as an artist?
3) From where does the Benday dot originate? What was its original purpose? Why might Roy Lichtenstein have chosen to incorporate the Benday dot in his pop art paintings?
4) Compare and contrast the work of Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. How is their art similar? How is it different? Describe three ways in which a visitor to a New York gallery in 1960 might distinguish between a Warhol and a Lichtenstein?
1. Which character do you relate to most? What life experiences have you had that are similar to the experiences the character has had? How did you respond to these circumstances?
2. Every good story has a turning point. It is called the climax. It is the main point in the story when tension is high and we (as readers) begin to believe that things will either work out for the main character or will not. In your opinion, what is the climax of Robot dreams? Why do you believe this is the climax?
Answer questions 1-10 on the back of the Robot/dog Interview Questions bell work worksheet:
1) What nightmare does dog wake up from at 3:23 am?
2) His nightmare inspires dog to take action. What does he do?
3) What does Robot hope the rabbits will make possible?
4) How do you know this is his hope?
5) What toy does dog purchase to console himself?
6) Why does dog's friendship with the duck family have to end?
7) Describe the heart wrenching event that occurs for dog on Halloween.
8) Why are the anteaters not a good fit for dog?
9) Describe Robot's first nightmare. How has his relationship with dog changed?
10) Based on Robot's final dream (in this reading) what is his response to thinking he has been replaced?