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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What is typically the focus in a work of art displaying a nude?
(a) A male figure and female figure without clothing.
(b) A dressed male figure viewing the figure of a naked woman.
(c) A female figure undressing for the male viewer.
(d) A naked female ignoring the unknown viewer.

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

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

8. What image is the exception to the images featured on pages 36 and 37?
(a) The celebrity photos.
(b) The advertising slogans.
(c) The black and white photos.
(d) The storefront mannequins.

9. According to the authors, how is the focus of a man's power different than a female's?
(a) It is always focused on money.
(b) It is always focused on appearances.
(c) It is always focused externally.
(d) It is always focused towards women.

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

11. What would be a surprising image to display on pages 42 and 43?
(a) A traditional European oil painting,
(b) An advertisement for cosmetics.
(c) A formal portrait.
(d) An abstract nude.

12. What has happened to the meaning of the images on pages 40 and 41?
(a) The meaning of the original image is combined with a pair of two other images.
(b) The meaning of the original image is lost when combined intentionally with text and other contrasting images.
(c) The meaning of the original image is lost as well as the meaning of the images as a whole.
(d) The meaning of each image is enhanced from being surrounded by photographs of similar images.

13. What is similar about all of the women in the images on pages 36 and 37?
(a) They are all ignoring the camera and viewer.
(b) They are all cleaning.
(c) They are all the focus of men in the images.
(d) They are all celebrities.

14. What do Berger et al. say about the portrayal of naked women in early European oil paintings?
(a) That paintings of nudes should not be reproduced.
(b) That they should not turn a naked body into an object for display.
(c) That paintings of nudes are shameful in any culture.
(d) That they need to balance the number of male and female nudes in a painting.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What is the theme of pages 42 and 43?

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

5. Which of the following is a detail of Gauguin's painting "Nevermore"?

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