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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. 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.

5. According to Berger et al., what social presence does a man command?
(a) Men have a social presence relative to their ability to see themselves as a sight.
(b) A man's power is relative to how he feels about himself.
(c) A man's power is relative to his size, bearing, and appearance.
(d) A man's social presence is based on his income.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the traditional depiction of Adam and Eve project as the perception of being naked?

2. What is a contradiction to the assumption that early European oil painters portrayed a level of humanism in their work?

3. What is prominent in Ruben's painting?

4. Which statement summarizes how images are subjective?

5. What does the author assert about vision?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain how the women in the images are viewed by the men in the images on pages 36 and 37.

2. In Chapter 2, pages 42 and 43, how do the women in the images appear to men in the images?

3. Explain how combining a variety of images to present a concept can be more powerful than using a single image.

4. How is a work of art from the past mystifying to the modern viewer?

5. Describe how Magritte's painting "The Key of Dreams" is a commentary on the gap between words and image.

6. Explain how the portrayal of women by European oil painters is a contradiction to their own work theory, as explained by the authors.

7. What happens to the meaning of a painting when many reproductions are made?

8. Explain how Cubism contradicts the single eye of perspective.

9. Describe the metaphor of the lighthouse and the single eye of perspective.

10. How does the value of the original painting change after it has been reproduced many times?

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