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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What are images a record of?
(a) The history of the subject.
(b) The memories of the image-creator.
(c) The object in present-day.
(d) The way a sight was once seen.

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

5. Which painting is used an example of who benefits from a nude painting?
(a) Gaugin's "Nevermore."
(b) Picasso's abstract female nudes.
(c) Bronzino's painting of Cupid and Venus.
(d) Rembrant's "Bathesheba."

6. Who is Frans Hals?
(a) A famous, modern, art historian.
(b) An emerging artist in New York City in 1990.
(c) A young impressionist in 1890.
(d) An eighty-year-old destitute Dutch painter in 1664.

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

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

9. 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 expression of women as either objects or abstractions.
(c) Their use of non-human colors to paint their nudes.
(d) Their omission of male nudes in their paintings.

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

11. Which statement summarizes how images are subjective?
(a) People usually see the same images.
(b) An artist represents his own way of seeing, and the viewer sees the art with another way of seeing.
(c) Paintings rarely have good titles to define their meaning.
(d) A good artist can pass his way of seeing to the viewer,

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

13. 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.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which unique content is present in Chapter 2, on pages 40 and 41?

2. What do images of the past promote?

3. What is Berger's conclusion about the image of a nude woman looking in a mirror?

4. What does the author use "The Key of Dreams" as an example of?

5. According to the authors, how is the focus of a man's power different than a female's?

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