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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which statement summarizes how images are subjective?
(a) An artist represents his own way of seeing, and the viewer sees the art with another way of seeing.
(b) A good artist can pass his way of seeing to the viewer,
(c) Paintings rarely have good titles to define their meaning.
(d) People usually see the same images.

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

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

4. 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 natural.
(c) That being naked is shameful.
(d) That being naked is only acceptable for males.

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

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

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

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

9. In Chapter 2, what is the same between pages 40 to 41 and pages 42 to 43?
(a) All of the pages are publicity for the female figure.
(b) All of the pages demonstrate the difference between men and women.
(c) All of the pages are a statement on the historical struggle of artists.
(d) All of the pages depict wealthy and powerful men.

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

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

12. What is similar about all of the women in the images on pages 36 and 37?
(a) They are all the focus of men in the images.
(b) They are all ignoring the camera and viewer.
(c) They are all celebrities.
(d) They are all cleaning.

13. Why does the author discuss the work of Frans Hals?
(a) Because he is a co-author in the book.
(b) Because he is a leading expert in historical artwork.
(c) Because his work shows how words can be used to define artwork.
(d) Because his work is a good example of how art from the past is mystifying.

14. How do Berger et al. refer to a woman's dual role?
(a) Surveyor and surveyed.
(b) Needs and wants.
(c) Image and imaginary.
(d) Seen and sight.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Which statement is NOT true about viewing an image made in the past?

3. Which phrase describes Magritte's painting "The Key of Dreams"?

4. What invention eventually disproves the idea of center, and single eye?

5. What image is the exception to the images featured on pages 36 and 37?

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