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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following is an example of how creating a reproduction can change the meaning of a painting?
(a) A publisher of an art history book decides to reproduce images to accompany the text.
(b) A photographer takes a picture of Da Vinci's the "Virgin of the Rocks" in the National Gallery.
(c) The face of one figure in a group can be isolated in reproduction to become a portrait.
(d) An art student attempts to make a reproduction of Da Vinci's "Virgin of the Rocks".

2. Which is a traditional object used in covering the figures in nude paintings?
(a) Water.
(b) Mirrors.
(c) Books or papers.
(d) Fig leaves.

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

4. 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) A work of art mystifies one about the past.
(c) Images show a sight that is not presently available.
(d) A viewer "sees" himself in the landscape he looks at.

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

6. Why can every viewer see a painting in a different way?
(a) Viewers have a variety of education levels in art history.
(b) All viewers have different eyesight abilities.
(c) Every viewer has a different color preference.
(d) Each viewer sees a painting based on their prior experiences and expectations.

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

8. 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 the problems in modern art and culture.
(d) A demonstration of corruption in a democratic society.

9. What painting by Ruben is included in pages 42 and 43?
(a) "Bathsheba at Her Bath."
(b) "Abstract female nude."
(c) "Birds flying from haystack."
(d) "Judgement of Paris."

10. What is unique about the Cubist images in Chapter 2 on pages 38 and 39?
(a) It seems that the figures in the images are male.
(b) It takes some imagination to see a nude female figure.
(c) The images include an enormous amount of detail.
(d) They consist of a variety of wild animals.

11. Which item would NOT fit the theme on pages 40 and 41?
(a) An advertising slogan for juicy pineapple.
(b) Ladies stockings.
(c) A harp.
(d) A handbag or purse.

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

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

14. Which unique content is present in Chapter 2, on pages 40 and 41?
(a) Advertisement for a body lotion.
(b) A horse jumping through a hoop of fire.
(c) Formal portrait of George Washington.
(d) The slogan "Frank Cooper puts everything he's got into making soup."

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What is surprising to see mixed in with the images on pages 40 and 41?

4. What is Berger's conclusion about the image of a nude woman looking in a mirror?

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

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