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Multiple Choice Questions

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 What is visual art originally made for?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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12. What does Kenneth Clark (not the authors) say about the concepts of naked and nude?
(a) That naked is any undressed object.
(b) That nude is a term used only for naked women.
(c) That both naked and nude can be forms or art.
(d) That nude is a form of art and naked is simply being without clothes.

13. When do artists begin to use the concept of singular perspective?
(a) In the early Impressionist movement.
(b) In the early Surrealist movement.
(c) In the early Renaissance.
(d) In early Abstractionism.

14. Who is meant to benefit from the focus of a nude painting?
(a) The spectator.
(b) The painter.
(c) The male figures in the image.
(d) The nude woman.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. 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)?

2. What do Berger et al. mean by the phrase "holy relic"?

3. Who is one of the first artists to break the tradition of objectifying women nudes?

4. According to the authors, what is a woman's internal presence comprised of?

5. What has happened to the meaning of the images on pages 40 and 41?

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