Reading Comprehension Quiz

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At the time of his death, many of Pablo Picasso's paintings were in his possession, as he had kept works that he didn’t need to sell. In addition, Picasso had a considerable collection of the works of other famous artists. Since Picasso left no will, his death taxes to the French state were paid in the form of his works and other works of art from his collection. These works form the core of the immense collection of the Musée Picasso in Paris. In 2003, relatives of Picasso inaugurated a museum dedicated to him in his birthplace, Málaga, Spain.

The Museu Picasso in Barcelona features many of Picasso’s early works, created while he was living in Spain. The museum also holds many precise and detailed figure studies done in his youth under his father’s tutelage as well as the extensive collection of Jaime Sabartés, Picasso’s close friend from his Barcelona days who, for many years, was Picasso’s personal secretary.

Several paintings by Picasso rank among the most expensive paintings in the world. Garçon à la pipe sold for USD $104 million at Sotheby's in 2004, establishing a new price record. Dora Maar au Chat sold for USD $95.2 million at Sotheby’s in 2006. Picasso is the top-ranked artist, based on sales of his works at auctions.

1. Picasso's estate paid death taxes in the form of
A. real estate.
B. works of art.
C. millions in currency.
D. funds for museums.
2. The Latin origin of tutelage meant
A. watch over.
B. discipline.
C. command.
D. write down.
3. The Musee Picasso collected most works from
A. friends of Picasso.
B. other museums.
C. Picasso's own collection.
D. bequests of donors.
4. The article mentions that Picasso ranks first in
A. appreciation of art critics.
B. donations by friends.
C. honors.
D. receipts from sales of his works at auctions.

The information comes from Wikipedia.

Write down your answers and then see Answer Key below.

Answer Key: 1-B..........2-A..........3-C..........4-D
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