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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What diversifies the meaning of a painting?
(a) Its type of framing.
(b) Its title.
(c) Its reproduction in many locations.
(d) The type of museum lighting.

3. Which statement best describes the Cubist style?
(a) It creates a perfect singular persective for the viewer,
(b) It presents the visible from many eyes.
(c) It demonstrates the capabilities of modern technology.
(d) It leads the spectator to the center of the artwork.

4. What is visual art originally made for?
(a) A specific theme.
(b) A specific religion.
(c) A specific politician.
(d) A specific location.

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

6. How does the painter, Durer, create what he believes is the perfect nude?
(a) By holding competitions for the most beautiful naked woman and using the winner as a nude.
(b) By sketching a beautiful nude from his imagination.
(c) By combining various parts from different female bodies to create a full nude.
(d) By selecting the most male-like female figures and using them as nudes.

7. 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 each image is enhanced from being surrounded by photographs of similar images.
(d) The meaning of the original image is lost as well as the meaning of the images as a whole.

8. According to the authors, what are women culturally and socially conditioned to do?
(a) Critize the condition of other women.
(b) Project the wants of others.
(c) Be politically educated.
(d) Be aware of their own image as others see it.

9. What does the traditional depiction of Adam and Eve project as the perception of being naked?
(a) That being naked is natural.
(b) That being naked is shameful.
(c) That being naked is only acceptable for males.
(d) That being naked is only acceptable for females.

10. In general, what are words used to do?
(a) See the environment.
(b) Avoid danger.
(c) Explain the environment.
(d) Learn new things.

11. What is surprising to see mixed in with the images on pages 40 and 41?
(a) A bottle of wine.
(b) Slices of ham.
(c) A Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
(d) Elephants in a circus.

12. What is the difference between nude and naked as stated by the authors?
(a) Naked means being ashamed of not wearing clothes, but nude is being confident of not wearing clothes.
(b) Naked is to be without clothes and nude is a naked woman.
(c) Naked is to be without clothes, but nude is to be naked as an object to view.
(d) Nude is a work of art depicting a naked person.

13. Which is a traditional object used in covering the figures in nude paintings?
(a) Water.
(b) Mirrors.
(c) Books or papers.
(d) Fig leaves.

14. What could be stated as the theme of pages 40 and 41?
(a) The enhanced wealth and power of political figures.
(b) The loss of meaning in a world of black and white photography.
(c) The warmth and comfort associated with everyday events and occurrences.
(d) The heightened sensual and provocative essence of a woman.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What metaphor do Berger et al. use to explain the single eye of perspective?

2. Who is Frans Hals?

3. What would be a surprising image to display on pages 42 and 43?

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

5. Which painting is used an example of who benefits from a nude painting?

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