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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is meant to be the ideal viewer of pages 42 and 43?
(a) Contemporary artists.
(b) Female consumers.
(c) Art historians.
(d) Businessmen.

2. 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 clothed and the women on pages 38 and 39 are not.
(c) The women on pages 36 and 37 are from historical works and the images on pages 38 and 39 are from modern works.
(d) The women on pages 36 and 37 are all wearing make-up and on pages 38 and 39 they are not.

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

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 What is visual art originally made for?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

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

6. The author proposes that there is a gap between what two concepts?
(a) Words and text.
(b) Words and poetry.
(c) Words and thought.
(d) Words and sight.

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

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

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

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

11. In Chapter 2, what are the authors trying to demonstrate with the images on pages 40 and 41?
(a) That mixing images of men and women defines the unique qualities of each.
(b) That the combination of photographs and paintings creates a contrast similar to realism and abstract painting.
(c) That the combination of text and image can create a very powerful and intentional meaning.
(d) That mixing images of formal portraits and self-portraits defines the unique qualities of each.

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

13. According to Berger et al., what social presence does a man command?
(a) A man's power is relative to how he feels about himself.
(b) A man's social presence is based on his income.
(c) Men have a social presence relative to their ability to see themselves as a sight.
(d) A man's power is relative to his size, bearing, and appearance.

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

15. What affect does a title have on a painting's meaning?
(a) Words in a title can change the interpretation of a painting.
(b) A title can be changed to any words without affecting the viewer.
(c) A title is not necessary in historical paintings.
(d) Words in a title will affect the painting more than the viewer.

Short Answer Questions

1. What painting by Ruben is included in pages 42 and 43?

2. Which words best describe Chapter 1 as a whole?

3. What is surprising to see mixed in with the images on pages 40 and 41?

4. What diversifies the meaning of a painting?

5. Where is the spectator located when a work of art uses the single eye perspective?

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