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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 problems in modern art and culture.
(d) A demonstration of the right to free speech in the United States.

2. 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) A good artist can pass his way of seeing to the viewer,
(d) An artist represents his own way of seeing, and the viewer sees the art with another way of seeing.

3. When do artists begin to use the concept of singular perspective?
(a) In the early Renaissance.
(b) In the early Impressionist movement.
(c) In early Abstractionism.
(d) In the early Surrealist movement.

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

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

6. Which statement is NOT true about viewing an image made in the past?
(a) Images show a sight that is not presently available.
(b) A viewer "sees" himself in the landscape he looks at.
(c) A work of art mystifies one about the past.
(d) Images from the past are made clear with a modern understaning of events.

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

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

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

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

11. What words would best describe Chapter 2 as a whole?
(a) Politics, education, government.
(b) Men, money, power.
(c) Art, culture, society.
(d) Women, nudes, consumerism.

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

13. What does Kenneth Clark (not the authors) say about the concepts of naked and nude?
(a) That naked is any undressed object.
(b) That nude is a term used only for naked women.
(c) That nude is a form of art and naked is simply being without clothes.
(d) That both naked and nude can be forms or art.

14. What painting by Ruben is included in pages 42 and 43?
(a) "Abstract female nude."
(b) "Judgement of Paris."
(c) "Bathsheba at Her Bath."
(d) "Birds flying from haystack."

15. 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 text and image can create a very powerful and intentional meaning.
(c) That the combination of photographs and paintings creates a contrast similar to realism and abstract painting.
(d) That mixing images of men and women defines the unique qualities of each.

Short Answer Questions

1. What image is obviously coupled with Ruben's painting on pages 42 and 43?

2. Who is Frans Hals?

3. Most of the images on pages 40 and 41 are of what content?

4. In Chapter 2, pages 36 and 37, how are the women in the images viewed by men in the same images?

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

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