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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is meant to benefit from the focus of a nude painting?
(a) The male figures in the image.
(b) The nude woman.
(c) The painter.
(d) The spectator.

2. What word would best describe the images on pages 40 and 41?
(a) Formal.
(b) Intellectual.
(c) Provocative.
(d) Emotional.

3. What do Berger et al. say about the portrayal of naked women in early European oil paintings?
(a) That they should not turn a naked body into an object for display.
(b) That paintings of nudes should not be reproduced.
(c) That they need to balance the number of male and female nudes in a painting.
(d) That paintings of nudes are shameful in any culture.

4. In pages 36 and 37, how is the female figure presented?
(a) Fully clothed.
(b) In make-up advertisements.
(c) Nude.
(d) All in designer clothing.

5. What does the author assert about vision?
(a) Vision is a chemical reaction.
(b) Vision is a reciprocal function.
(c) Vision is common to all living things.
(d) Vision is a mechanical function.

6. What generalization could be made about the combination of images on pages 40 and 41?
(a) They are to demonstrate the importance of a good education.
(b) They are to create a feeling of beauty in all people.
(c) They are to promote the provocative qualities in women.
(d) They are to promote the authority and power of famous politicians.

7. What image is the exception to the images featured on pages 36 and 37?
(a) The advertising slogans.
(b) The storefront mannequins.
(c) The celebrity photos.
(d) The black and white photos.

8. What does the traditional depiction of Adam and Eve project as the perception of being naked?
(a) That being naked is natural.
(b) That being naked is only acceptable for males.
(c) That being naked is only acceptable for females.
(d) That being naked is shameful.

9. Which statement is NOT true about viewing an image made in the past?
(a) Images show a sight that is not presently available.
(b) A viewer "sees" himself in the landscape he looks at.
(c) Images from the past are made clear with a modern understaning of events.
(d) A work of art mystifies one about the past.

10. What metaphor do Berger et al. use to explain the single eye of perspective?
(a) A telescope.
(b) A cubist painting.
(c) A ceramic relic from ancient Greece.
(d) A lighthouse beacon.

11. What words would best describe Chapter 2 as a whole?
(a) Politics, education, government.
(b) Women, nudes, consumerism.
(c) Men, money, power.
(d) Art, culture, society.

12. Which phrase describes Magritte's painting "The Key of Dreams"?
(a) A kitchen sink.
(b) A forest of trees.
(c) A four-pane window.
(d) A clock tower.

13. What could be stated as the theme of pages 40 and 41?
(a) The heightened sensual and provocative essence of a woman.
(b) The enhanced wealth and power of political figures.
(c) The loss of meaning in a world of black and white photography.
(d) The warmth and comfort associated with everyday events and occurrences.

14. Which statement best describes what is eliminated when a work of art is reproduced?
(a) The title of the artwork.
(b) The presence of an authority on the artwork.
(c) The viewer of the artwork.
(d) The compostition of the artwork.

15. According to Berger et al., how is a woman's social presence different than a man's?
(a) Her presence represents what a woman can do for a man.
(b) Her presence represents a man's desires.
(c) Her presence represents how a woman feels about herself and what may be done to her.
(d) Her presence represents a woman's power over men.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is unique about the Cubist images in Chapter 2 on pages 38 and 39?

2. What do Berger et al. mean by the phrase "holy relic"?

3. What is similar about the images on pages 42 and 43?

4. Who is meant to be the ideal viewer of pages 42 and 43?

5. What affect does a title have on a painting's meaning?

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