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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Most of the images on pages 40 and 41 are of what content?
(a) Females in various stages of undress.
(b) Political figures.
(c) Genre paintings.
(d) Still lifes.

3. What has happened to the meaning of the images on pages 40 and 41?
(a) The meaning of the original image is combined with a pair of two other images.
(b) The meaning of the original image is lost as well as the meaning of the images as a whole.
(c) The meaning of each image is enhanced from being surrounded by photographs of similar images.
(d) The meaning of the original image is lost when combined intentionally with text and other contrasting images.

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

5. What affect does a title have on a painting's meaning?
(a) Words in a title can change the interpretation of a painting.
(b) A title is not necessary in historical paintings.
(c) Words in a title will affect the painting more than the viewer.
(d) A title can be changed to any words without affecting the viewer.

6. What is a contradiction to the assumption that early European oil painters portrayed a level of humanism in their work?
(a) Their omission of male nudes in their paintings.
(b) Their use of non-human colors to paint their nudes.
(c) Their inability to use humanistic expression in landscapes.
(d) Their expression of women as either objects or abstractions.

7. What is similar about the images on pages 42 and 43?
(a) They are mostly publicity images aimed at a female viewer.
(b) They mostly involve still lifes, not human subjects.
(c) They are mostly paintings without titles.
(d) They are entirely black and white.

8. What does Berger et al. claim that a woman's presence is to a man?
(a) A man thinks of a woman's presence only as it benefits himself.
(b) A man thinks of a woman's presence as an awkward postition.
(c) A man thinks of a woman's presence as emotional radiance.
(d) A man thinks of a woman's presence only as a physical existence.

9. According to the authors, how is the focus of a man's power different than a female's?
(a) It is always focused externally.
(b) It is always focused on appearances.
(c) It is always focused on money.
(d) It is always focused towards women.

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

11. Which words best describe Chapter 1 as a whole?
(a) Sight, history, misinterpretation.
(b) Camera, sight, words.
(c) Sight, words, perspective.
(d) Windows, words, sight.

12. 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.

13. Who is meant to be the ideal viewer of pages 42 and 43?
(a) Businessmen.
(b) Contemporary artists.
(c) Female consumers.
(d) Art historians.

14. What does the word 'image' mean in this book?
(a) Reproduced sight.
(b) Any work of art.
(c) Any object that can be seen.
(d) Any reproduced art work.

15. What does Kenneth Clark (not the authors) say about the concepts of naked and nude?
(a) That nude is a form of art and naked is simply being without clothes.
(b) That nude is a term used only for naked women.
(c) That naked is any undressed object.
(d) That both naked and nude can be forms or art.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is a detail of Gauguin's painting "Nevermore"?

2. Which painting is used an example of who benefits from a nude painting?

3. What generalization could be made about the combination of images on pages 40 and 41?

4. According to Berger et al., how is a woman's social presence different than a man's?

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

(see the answer keys)

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