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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why is a woman composed of two parts of one female identity, according to Berger et al.?
(a) Because she makes it a habit to look in the mirror.
(b) Because she needs to feel wanted by others.
(c) Because she creates an identity for each part of her life.
(d) Because she continually sees and is seen by herself.

2. Which statement is NOT true about viewing an image made in the past?
(a) A work of art mystifies one about the past.
(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) Images show a sight that is not presently available.

3. According to Berger et al., how must a woman observe herself in order to see herself in the eyes of a man?
(a) She must see herself in a mirror.
(b) She must give herself time to reflect on images which appeal to men.
(c) She must appreciate her use to a man.
(d) She must look at herself as though she is an object.

4. Which is a traditional object used in covering the figures in nude paintings?
(a) Mirrors.
(b) Fig leaves.
(c) Water.
(d) Books or papers.

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

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

7. Where is the figure in "Bathsheba" sitting?
(a) She is sitting to write a letter.
(b) The woman is sitting to have her feet washed.
(c) She is sitting at her bedside.
(d) She is sitting at the dinner table.

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

9. 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.

10. How does the painter, Durer, create what he believes is the perfect nude?
(a) By sketching a beautiful nude from his imagination.
(b) By selecting the most male-like female figures and using them as nudes.
(c) By combining various parts from different female bodies to create a full nude.
(d) By holding competitions for the most beautiful naked woman and using the winner as a nude.

11. Why can every viewer see a painting in a different way?
(a) Each viewer sees a painting based on their prior experiences and expectations.
(b) Viewers have a variety of education levels in art history.
(c) Every viewer has a different color preference.
(d) All viewers have different eyesight abilities.

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

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

14. In Chapter 2, what is the most stark contrast between the images on the first set of facing pages (36 and 37) and the images on the second set of facing pages (38 and 39)?
(a) Pages 36 and 37 are in black and white, and pages 38 and 39 are in color.
(b) The women on pages 36 and 37 are clothed and the women on pages 38 and 39 are not.
(c) The women on pages 36 and 37 are from historical works and the images on pages 38 and 39 are from modern works.
(d) The women on pages 36 and 37 are all wearing make-up and on pages 38 and 39 they are not.

15. In Chapter 2, what do facing pages 40 and 41 contain?
(a) Female nudes in oil paintings.
(b) Publicity images.
(c) Advertising slogans.
(d) Males viewing female nudes in oil paintings.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the authors, what is a woman's internal presence comprised of?

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

3. Which is an example of a nude painting discussed by Berger et al.?

4. Which statement best describes what is eliminated when a work of art is reproduced?

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

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