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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which item would NOT fit the theme on pages 40 and 41?
(a) A handbag or purse.
(b) Ladies stockings.
(c) An advertising slogan for juicy pineapple.
(d) A harp.

2. 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) The women on pages 36 and 37 are all wearing make-up and on pages 38 and 39 they are not.
(b) The women on pages 36 and 37 are clothed and the women on pages 38 and 39 are not.
(c) Pages 36 and 37 are in black and white, and pages 38 and 39 are in color.
(d) The women on pages 36 and 37 are from historical works and the images on pages 38 and 39 are from modern works.

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

4. Who is meant to benefit from the focus of a nude painting?
(a) The nude woman.
(b) The painter.
(c) The spectator.
(d) The male figures in the image.

5. In pages 36 and 37, how is the female figure presented?
(a) All in designer clothing.
(b) Nude.
(c) Fully clothed.
(d) In make-up advertisements.

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

7. What is Berger's conclusion about the image of a nude woman looking in a mirror?
(a) That the mirror creates a split character in the nude woman.
(b) That the mirror shows a woman comparing herself to a younger woman.
(c) That the mirror signifies the woman's vanity.
(d) That the mirror neutralizes the guilt of both spectator and nude.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15. Where is the spectator located when a work of art uses the single eye perspective?
(a) At an infitite number of times and locations.
(b) At the center, but could be at many places in a single time.
(c) At the center, in one place at one time.
(d) The spectator is never considered.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is prominent in Ruben's painting?

2. What is unique about the Cubist images in Chapter 2 on pages 38 and 39?

3. In general, what are words used to do?

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

5. Where is the figure in "Bathsheba" sitting?

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