SAT Subject US History Practice Question 207: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 207

8. Which two painters are considered the originators of a typically American style of painting?

A. Diego Rivera and Grant Wood
B. Andy Warhol and Thomas Nast
C. Marcel Duchamp and Jackson Pollock
D. Matthew Brady and Robert Henri
E. Thomas Eakins and Winslow Homer

Correct Answer: E


Some of the other choices are either not American (Rivera and Duchamp) or not painters (Brady and Nast). Homer and Eakins are known for proving by example that American painting did not have to echo the European past.

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