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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does the author use "The Key of Dreams" as an example of?
(a) The use of bad titles.
(b) The use of poetry in image.
(c) The use of words with image.
(d) The gap between words and image.

3. 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 male figure and female figure without clothing.
(d) A dressed male figure viewing the figure of a naked woman.

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 What is visual art originally made for?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

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

6. How can a work of art lose its mystification?
(a) By creating too many written commentaries by critics.
(b) By making multiple uses of its reproductions.
(c) By changing the title for more modern viewers.
(d) By taking the work out of the context of the past.

7. What word would best describe the images on pages 40 and 41?
(a) Provocative.
(b) Emotional.
(c) Formal.
(d) Intellectual.

8. What has happened to the meaning of the images on pages 40 and 41?
(a) The meaning of the original image is lost when combined intentionally with text and other contrasting images.
(b) The meaning of the original image is combined with a pair of two other 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.

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 appearances.
(b) It is always focused towards women.
(c) It is always focused externally.
(d) It is always focused on money.

10. Who is Frans Hals?
(a) A young impressionist in 1890.
(b) An eighty-year-old destitute Dutch painter in 1664.
(c) A famous, modern, art historian.
(d) An emerging artist in New York City in 1990.

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

12. What is unique about the Cubist images in Chapter 2 on pages 38 and 39?
(a) It seems that the figures in the images are male.
(b) They consist of a variety of wild animals.
(c) The images include an enormous amount of detail.
(d) It takes some imagination to see a nude female figure.

13. Which of the following is an example of how creating a reproduction can change the meaning of a painting?
(a) A publisher of an art history book decides to reproduce images to accompany the text.
(b) The face of one figure in a group can be isolated in reproduction to become a portrait.
(c) A photographer takes a picture of Da Vinci's the "Virgin of the Rocks" in the National Gallery.
(d) An art student attempts to make a reproduction of Da Vinci's "Virgin of the Rocks".

14. What does the author assert about vision?
(a) Vision is a chemical reaction.
(b) Vision is a reciprocal function.
(c) Vision is common to all living things.
(d) Vision is a mechanical function.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is similar about all of the women in the images on pages 36 and 37?

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

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

4. What diversifies the meaning of a painting?

5. Which unique content is present in Chapter 2, on pages 40 and 41?

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