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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What invention eventually disproves the idea of center, and single eye?
(a) The computer.
(b) The microscope.
(c) The clock.
(d) The camera.

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

3. What is the difference between nude and naked as stated by the authors?
(a) Nude is a work of art depicting a naked person.
(b) Naked is to be without clothes and nude is a naked woman.
(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.

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

5. In Chapter 2, pages 36 and 37, how are the women in the images viewed by men in the same images?
(a) The women are serving the men.
(b) The women are awkwardly posing for the men.
(c) The women are the focus of their attention.
(d) The women are generally ignored.

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

7. What would be a surprising image to display on pages 42 and 43?
(a) A formal portrait.
(b) An advertisement for cosmetics.
(c) An abstract nude.
(d) A traditional European oil painting,

8. The author proposes that there is a gap between what two concepts?
(a) Words and text.
(b) Words and thought.
(c) Words and poetry.
(d) Words and sight.

9. 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) A horse jumping through a hoop of fire.
(c) Formal portrait of George Washington.
(d) Advertisement for a body lotion.

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

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

12. What could be stated as the theme of pages 40 and 41?
(a) The loss of meaning in a world of black and white photography.
(b) The warmth and comfort associated with everyday events and occurrences.
(c) The enhanced wealth and power of political figures.
(d) The heightened sensual and provocative essence of a woman.

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

14. What diversifies the meaning of a painting?
(a) Its reproduction in many locations.
(b) Its type of framing.
(c) The type of museum lighting.
(d) Its title.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In general, what does seeing do?

2. Which is a traditional object used in covering the figures in nude paintings?

3. How does the painter, Durer, create what he believes is the perfect nude?

4. Who is one of the first artists to break the tradition of objectifying women nudes?

5. What number is posted symbolically on pages 36 and 37 of Chapter 2?

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