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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. Which of the following statements is true, according to Berger?
(a) Nakedness should be acceptable to society.
(b) Nude and naked should really be one word since they have the same meaning.
(c) Nakedness is without disguise, but nudity is a form of dress.
(d) Nudity is as shameful as nakedness.

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

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

7. 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 promote the provocative qualities in women.
(c) They are to create a feeling of beauty in all people.
(d) They are to promote the authority and power of famous politicians.

8. How does a woman see herself, according to Berger et al.?
(a) She sees herself as a physical reflection in a mirror.
(b) She sees herself as a sight.
(c) She sees herself as a man illusion.
(d) She sees herself as a composite of image and emotion.

9. To what area is the single eye of perspective unique?
(a) Europe.
(b) South America.
(c) Middle East.
(d) Asia.

10. What image is obviously coupled with Ruben's painting on pages 42 and 43?
(a) A publicity image of a famous movie star.
(b) A still life by Van Gogh.
(c) A self-portrait by Rembrandt.
(d) A photo shoot of a woman provocatively posed.

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 2, what image is prominent on the first set of facing pages 36 and 37?

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

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

4. What metaphor do Berger et al. use to explain the single eye of perspective?

5. What word best describes the overall affect of the combined images on pages 36 and 37?

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