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Multiple Choice Questions

1. How do Berger et al. refer to a woman's dual role?
(a) Needs and wants.
(b) Image and imaginary.
(c) Seen and sight.
(d) Surveyor and surveyed.

2. According to Berger et al., what social presence does a man command?
(a) Men have a social presence relative to their ability to see themselves as a sight.
(b) A man's power is relative to how he feels about himself.
(c) A man's social presence is based on his income.
(d) A man's power is relative to his size, bearing, and appearance.

3. What painting by Ruben is included in pages 42 and 43?
(a) "Birds flying from haystack."
(b) "Judgement of Paris."
(c) "Bathsheba at Her Bath."
(d) "Abstract female nude."

4. Which unique content is present in Chapter 2, on pages 40 and 41?
(a) The slogan "Frank Cooper puts everything he's got into making soup."
(b) Formal portrait of George Washington.
(c) Advertisement for a body lotion.
(d) A horse jumping through a hoop of fire.

5. After reproductions are made, an original work of art is unique only in its what?
(a) Interpretation.
(b) Composition.
(c) Rarity.
(d) Meaning.

6. Why does the author discuss the work of Frans Hals?
(a) Because his work shows how words can be used to define artwork.
(b) Because he is a leading expert in historical artwork.
(c) Because his work is a good example of how art from the past is mystifying.
(d) Because he is a co-author in the book.

7. 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.

8. What number is posted symbolically on pages 36 and 37 of Chapter 2?
(a) Eleven.
(b) Twenty-one.
(c) Forty.
(d) Five.

9. What is surprising to see mixed in with the images on pages 40 and 41?
(a) A Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
(b) A bottle of wine.
(c) Slices of ham.
(d) Elephants in a circus.

10. Which of the following is a detail of Gauguin's painting "Nevermore"?
(a) The painting includes a crow sitting above the female nude.
(b) The painting includes a man at the woman's side.
(c) The viewer can see many sides of the female figure.
(d) The female figure is facing her back to the viewer.

11. In Chapter 2, what are the authors trying to demonstrate with the images on pages 40 and 41?
(a) That the combination of text and image can create a very powerful and intentional meaning.
(b) That mixing images of men and women defines the unique qualities of each.
(c) That mixing images of formal portraits and self-portraits defines the unique qualities of each.
(d) That the combination of photographs and paintings creates a contrast similar to realism and abstract painting.

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

13. What is similar about all of the women in the images on pages 36 and 37?
(a) They are all cleaning.
(b) They are all the focus of men in the images.
(c) They are all celebrities.
(d) They are all ignoring the camera and viewer.

14. What is the difference between nude and naked as stated by the authors?
(a) Naked is to be without clothes and nude is a naked woman.
(b) Nude is a work of art depicting a naked person.
(c) Naked is to be without clothes, but nude is to be naked as an object to view.
(d) Naked means being ashamed of not wearing clothes, but nude is being confident of not wearing clothes.

15. According to the authors, what is a woman's internal presence comprised of?
(a) An illusion of what she should be.
(b) An idea of what she looks like to a man.
(c) A preception of what men like.
(d) A perception of how she should act to be treated like she wants.

Short Answer Questions

1. How can a work of art lose its mystification?

2. Where is the spectator located when a work of art uses the single eye perspective?

3. How does a woman see herself, according to Berger et al.?

4. What words would best describe Chapter 2 as a whole?

5. In Chapter 2, pages 36 and 37, how are the women in the images viewed by men in the same images?

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