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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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 What is visual art originally made for?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

4. In pages 36 and 37, how is the female figure presented?
(a) Fully clothed.
(b) Nude.
(c) In make-up advertisements.
(d) All in designer clothing.

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

6. In Chapter 2, what are the authors trying to demonstrate with the images on pages 40 and 41?
(a) That mixing images of formal portraits and self-portraits 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 men and women defines the unique qualities of each.

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

8. 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 see herself in a mirror.
(c) She must appreciate her use to a man.
(d) She must look at herself as though she is an object.

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

10. Which phrase describes Magritte's painting "The Key of Dreams"?
(a) A kitchen sink.
(b) A clock tower.
(c) A forest of trees.
(d) A four-pane window.

11. Which painting is used an example of who benefits from a nude painting?
(a) Gaugin's "Nevermore."
(b) Rembrant's "Bathesheba."
(c) Picasso's abstract female nudes.
(d) Bronzino's painting of Cupid and Venus.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the authors, how is the focus of a man's power different than a female's?

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

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

4. What are images a record of?

5. How does the painter, Durer, create what he believes is the perfect nude?

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