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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 invention eventually disproves the idea of center, and single eye?
(a) The computer.
(b) The microscope.
(c) The clock.
(d) The camera.

2. In Chapter 2, what are the authors trying to demonstrate with the images on pages 40 and 41?
(a) That mixing images of formal portraits and self-portraits defines the unique qualities of each.
(b) That the combination of photographs and paintings creates a contrast similar to realism and abstract painting.
(c) That the combination of text and image can create a very powerful and intentional meaning.
(d) That mixing images of men and women defines the unique qualities of each.

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

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

5. In Chapter 2, pages 36 and 37, how are the women in the images viewed by men in the same images?
(a) The women are serving the men.
(b) The women are awkwardly posing for the men.
(c) The women are the focus of their attention.
(d) The women are generally ignored.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the author assert about vision?

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

3. The author proposes that there is a gap between what two concepts?

4. Which unique content is present in Chapter 2, on pages 40 and 41?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe how the single eye of perspective changes with the invention of the camera.

2. According to Berger et al., how is European oil painting similar to modern publicity images?

3. Explain how Rembrandt's two self-portraits, the first at age twenty-eight and the second at age fifty-eight, evolve to include content that is not conventionally found in traditional oil paintings of his time.

4. What do you think is the overall mood of the collection of images in Chapter 2 on pages 38 and 39?

5. Describe the difference in the artist portrayal of a portrait versus a self-portrait.

6. In Chapter 6, explain how facing pages 116 and 117 return to Blake's theme of Africa and America supporting Europe.

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

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

9. In Chapter 6, compare the visual characteristics of the images "Sarah Burge, 1883. Dr Barnardo's Homes", and the oil painting by Bartolome Murillo titled "Peasant Boy Leaning on Sill".

10. What objects are common subjects for traditional oil paintings, and how are they conventionally depicted?

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