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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is prominent in Ruben's painting?
(a) Fruits and vegetables.
(b) Men arguing.
(c) Wine and a party.
(d) Nude figures.

2. Which statement best describes what is eliminated when a work of art is reproduced?
(a) The title of the artwork.
(b) The presence of an authority on the artwork.
(c) The compostition of the artwork.
(d) The viewer of the artwork.

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

4. What is typically the focus in a work of art displaying a nude?
(a) A naked female ignoring the unknown viewer.
(b) A dressed male figure viewing the figure of a naked woman.
(c) A female figure undressing for the male viewer.
(d) A male figure and female figure without clothing.

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

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

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

8. What words would best describe Chapter 2 as a whole?
(a) Women, nudes, consumerism.
(b) Art, culture, society.
(c) Politics, education, government.
(d) Men, money, power.

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

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

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

12. In Chapter 2, what image is prominent on the first set of facing pages 36 and 37?
(a) A large piece of raw meat.
(b) A female artist holding a paintbrush and wearing a smock.
(c) The number five.
(d) A nude male.

13. What image is obviously coupled with Ruben's painting on pages 42 and 43?
(a) A self-portrait by Rembrandt.
(b) A publicity image of a famous movie star.
(c) A photo shoot of a woman provocatively posed.
(d) A still life by Van Gogh.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What word would best describe the images on pages 40 and 41?

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

3. What generalization could be made about the combination of images on pages 40 and 41?

4. Which statement summarizes how images are subjective?

5. In general, what does seeing do?

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