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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.

2. Which words best describe Chapter 1 as a whole?
(a) Camera, sight, words.
(b) Sight, history, misinterpretation.
(c) Windows, words, sight.
(d) Sight, words, perspective.

3. Why is a woman composed of two parts of one female identity, according to Berger et al.?
(a) Because she needs to feel wanted by others.
(b) Because she continually sees and is seen by herself.
(c) Because she makes it a habit to look in the mirror.
(d) Because she creates an identity for each part of her life.

4. Which unique content is present in Chapter 2, on pages 40 and 41?
(a) A horse jumping through a hoop of fire.
(b) Advertisement for a body lotion.
(c) Formal portrait of George Washington.
(d) The slogan "Frank Cooper puts everything he's got into making soup."

5. To what area is the single eye of perspective unique?
(a) Europe.
(b) Middle East.
(c) Asia.
(d) South America.

6. Which of the following is an example of how creating a reproduction can change the meaning of a painting?
(a) A photographer takes a picture of Da Vinci's the "Virgin of the Rocks" in the National Gallery.
(b) An art student attempts to make a reproduction of Da Vinci's "Virgin of the Rocks".
(c) The face of one figure in a group can be isolated in reproduction to become a portrait.
(d) A publisher of an art history book decides to reproduce images to accompany the text.

7. In Chapter 2, what image is prominent on the first set of facing pages 36 and 37?
(a) A female artist holding a paintbrush and wearing a smock.
(b) A large piece of raw meat.
(c) A nude male.
(d) The number five.

8. 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 physical reflection in a mirror.
(d) She sees herself as a man illusion.

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

10. Which phrase describes Magritte's painting "The Key of Dreams"?
(a) A four-pane window.
(b) A forest of trees.
(c) A clock tower.
(d) A kitchen sink.

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

12. 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.

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

14. What metaphor do Berger et al. use to explain the single eye of perspective?
(a) A cubist painting.
(b) A lighthouse beacon.
(c) A telescope.
(d) A ceramic relic from ancient Greece.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which statement best describes the Cubist style?

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

3. According to the authors, what is a woman's internal presence comprised of?

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

5. What is typically the focus in a work of art displaying a nude?

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