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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. Which of the following is a detail of Gauguin's painting "Nevermore"?
(a) The viewer can see many sides of the female figure.
(b) The painting includes a crow sitting above the female nude.
(c) The female figure is facing her back to the viewer.
(d) The painting includes a man at the woman's side.

7. Why can every viewer see a painting in a different way?
(a) Each viewer sees a painting based on their prior experiences and expectations.
(b) All viewers have different eyesight abilities.
(c) Viewers have a variety of education levels in art history.
(d) Every viewer has a different color preference.

8. What word best describes the overall affect of the combined images on pages 36 and 37?
(a) Athletic.
(b) Elegance.
(c) Love.
(d) Friendship.

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

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

11. In Chapter 2, what is the same between pages 40 to 41 and pages 42 to 43?
(a) All of the pages are publicity for the female figure.
(b) All of the pages are a statement on the historical struggle of artists.
(c) All of the pages depict wealthy and powerful men.
(d) All of the pages demonstrate the difference between men and women.

12. According to the authors, what is a woman's internal presence comprised of?
(a) A preception of what men like.
(b) An illusion of what she should be.
(c) An idea of what she looks like to a man.
(d) A perception of how she should act to be treated like she wants.

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

14. According to Berger et al., how is a woman's social presence different than a man's?
(a) Her presence represents how a woman feels about herself and what may be done to her.
(b) Her presence represents what a woman can do for a man.
(c) Her presence represents a woman's power over men.
(d) Her presence represents a man's desires.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. After reproductions are made, an original work of art is unique only in its what?

2. In Chapter 2, what do facing pages 40 and 41 contain?

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

4. What diversifies the meaning of a painting?

5. What is a contradiction to the assumption that early European oil painters portrayed a level of humanism in their work?

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