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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What do Berger et al. mean by the phrase "holy relic"?
(a) That museums make money from making original artworks appear holy.
(b) That a reproduced copy devalues the original art.
(c) That historical art works belong in churches or holy buildings,
(d) That a viewer may feel a sense of authenticity and beauty in the presence of an original.

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

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 What is visual art originally made for?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

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

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

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

8. What do Berger et al. say about the portrayal of naked women in early European oil paintings?
(a) That they should not turn a naked body into an object for display.
(b) That paintings of nudes should not be reproduced.
(c) That they need to balance the number of male and female nudes in a painting.
(d) That paintings of nudes are shameful in any culture.

9. 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 naked female ignoring the unknown viewer.
(c) A female figure undressing for the male viewer.
(d) A male figure and female figure without clothing.

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

11. 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) Naked is to be without clothes and nude is a naked woman.
(d) Nude is a work of art depicting a naked person.

12. Who is meant to be the ideal viewer of pages 42 and 43?
(a) Female consumers.
(b) Businessmen.
(c) Art historians.
(d) Contemporary artists.

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

14. 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.

15. How does the painter, Durer, create what he believes is the perfect nude?
(a) By holding competitions for the most beautiful naked woman and using the winner as a nude.
(b) By sketching a beautiful nude from his imagination.
(c) By selecting the most male-like female figures and using them as nudes.
(d) By combining various parts from different female bodies to create a full nude.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is unique about the Cubist images in Chapter 2 on pages 38 and 39?

2. After reproductions are made, an original work of art is unique only in its what?

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

4. What painting by Ruben is included in pages 42 and 43?

5. According to Berger et al., how is a woman's social presence different than a man's?

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