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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where is the spectator located when a work of art uses the single eye perspective?
(a) At the center, but could be at many places in a single time.
(b) At the center, in one place at one time.
(c) The spectator is never considered.
(d) At an infitite number of times and locations.

2. How does a woman see herself, according to Berger et al.?
(a) She sees herself as a sight.
(b) She sees herself as a composite of image and emotion.
(c) She sees herself as a man illusion.
(d) She sees herself as a physical reflection in a mirror.

3. What does Berger et al. claim that a woman's presence is to a man?
(a) A man thinks of a woman's presence only as it benefits himself.
(b) A man thinks of a woman's presence as emotional radiance.
(c) A man thinks of a woman's presence as an awkward postition.
(d) A man thinks of a woman's presence only as a physical existence.

4. Why is a woman composed of two parts of one female identity, according to Berger et al.?
(a) Because she creates an identity for each part of her life.
(b) Because she needs to feel wanted by others.
(c) Because she makes it a habit to look in the mirror.
(d) Because she continually sees and is seen by herself.

5. What is similar about the images on pages 42 and 43?
(a) They are mostly paintings without titles.
(b) They are mostly publicity images aimed at a female viewer.
(c) They mostly involve still lifes, not human subjects.
(d) They are entirely black and white.

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 text and image can create a very powerful and intentional meaning.
(c) That the combination of photographs and paintings creates a contrast similar to realism and abstract painting.
(d) That mixing images of men and women defines the unique qualities of each.

7. What generalization could be made about the combination of images on pages 40 and 41?
(a) They are to promote the authority and power of famous politicians.
(b) They are to demonstrate the importance of a good education.
(c) They are to promote the provocative qualities in women.
(d) They are to create a feeling of beauty in all people.

8. What invention eventually disproves the idea of center, and single eye?
(a) The computer.
(b) The camera.
(c) The microscope.
(d) The clock.

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

10. Which is an example of a nude painting discussed by Berger et al.?
(a) An oil painting by Tintoretto of a woman taking a bath.
(b) An oil painting by Giacometti.
(c) A self-portrait by Kenneth Clark.
(d) A portrait of a woman in the park by Manet.

11. 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 loss of meaning in a world of black and white photography.
(d) The enhanced wealth and power of political figures.

12. Magritte's painting is an example of what type of artwork?
(a) Impressionism.
(b) Realism.
(c) Expressionism.
(d) Surrealism.

13. What metaphor do Berger et al. use to explain the single eye of perspective?
(a) A lighthouse beacon.
(b) A ceramic relic from ancient Greece.
(c) A cubist painting.
(d) A telescope.

14. 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) The women on pages 36 and 37 are all wearing make-up and on pages 38 and 39 they are not.
(b) Pages 36 and 37 are in black and white, and pages 38 and 39 are in color.
(c) The women on pages 36 and 37 are clothed and the women on pages 38 and 39 are not.
(d) The women on pages 36 and 37 are from historical works and the images on pages 38 and 39 are from modern works.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Where is the figure in "Bathsheba" sitting?

2. Which is a traditional object used in covering the figures in nude paintings?

3. What does the author use "The Key of Dreams" as an example of?

4. What does Kenneth Clark (not the authors) say about the concepts of naked and nude?

5. What would be a surprising image to display on pages 42 and 43?

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