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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. Who is one of the first artists to break the tradition of objectifying women nudes?
(a) Rembrant.
(b) Manet.
(c) Picasso.
(d) Da Vinci.

5. 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 look at herself as though she is an object.
(b) She must appreciate her use to a man.
(c) She must see herself in a mirror.
(d) She must give herself time to reflect on images which appeal to men.

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

7. Magritte's painting is an example of what type of artwork?
(a) Expressionism.
(b) Impressionism.
(c) Surrealism.
(d) Realism.

8. Which of the following is a detail of Gauguin's painting "Nevermore"?
(a) The painting includes a man at the woman's side.
(b) The viewer can see many sides of the female figure.
(c) The female figure is facing her back to the viewer.
(d) The painting includes a crow sitting above the female nude.

9. 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 awkwardly posing for the men.
(b) The women are generally ignored.
(c) The women are the focus of their attention.
(d) The women are serving the men.

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

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

12. What word best describes the overall affect of the combined images on pages 36 and 37?
(a) Athletic.
(b) Friendship.
(c) Love.
(d) Elegance.

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

14. What number is posted symbolically on pages 36 and 37 of Chapter 2?
(a) Eleven.
(b) Forty.
(c) Twenty-one.
(d) Five.

15. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does a woman see herself, according to Berger et al.?

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

3. In Chapter 2, what is the same between pages 40 to 41 and pages 42 to 43?

4. What word would best describe the images on pages 40 and 41?

5. According to the authors, what are women culturally and socially conditioned to do?

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