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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 omission of male nudes in their paintings.
(d) Their use of non-human colors to paint their nudes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. What is prominent in Ruben's painting?
(a) Fruits and vegetables.
(b) Wine and a party.
(c) Nude figures.
(d) Men arguing.

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

10. How can a work of art lose its mystification?
(a) By making multiple uses of its reproductions.
(b) By taking the work out of the context of the past.
(c) By creating too many written commentaries by critics.
(d) By changing the title for more modern viewers.

11. What is the theme of pages 42 and 43?
(a) A demonstration of corruption in a democratic society.
(b) A demonstration of objectifying women for publicity purposes.
(c) A demonstration of the right to free speech in the United States.
(d) A demonstration of the problems in modern art and culture.

12. What image is obviously coupled with Ruben's painting on pages 42 and 43?
(a) A still life by Van Gogh.
(b) A photo shoot of a woman provocatively posed.
(c) A self-portrait by Rembrandt.
(d) A publicity image of a famous movie star.

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

14. How does a woman see herself, according to Berger et al.?
(a) She sees herself as a sight.
(b) She sees herself as a composite of image and emotion.
(c) She sees herself as a man illusion.
(d) She sees herself as a physical reflection in a mirror.

15. Which is an example of a nude painting discussed by Berger et al.?
(a) An oil painting by Giacometti.
(b) An oil painting by Tintoretto of a woman taking a bath.
(c) A self-portrait by Kenneth Clark.
(d) A portrait of a woman in the park by Manet.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is an example of how creating a reproduction can change the meaning of a painting?

2. In pages 36 and 37, how is the female figure presented?

3. In Chapter 2, what are the authors trying to demonstrate with the images on pages 40 and 41?

4. According to Berger et al., how is a woman's social presence different than a man's?

5. According to Berger et al., what social presence does a man command?

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