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

2. According to Berger et al., how must a woman observe herself in order to see herself in the eyes of a man?
(a) She must give herself time to reflect on images which appeal to men.
(b) She must see herself in a mirror.
(c) She must appreciate her use to a man.
(d) She must look at herself as though she is an object.

3. According to the authors, what is a woman's internal presence comprised of?
(a) A perception of how she should act to be treated like she wants.
(b) An illusion of what she should be.
(c) An idea of what she looks like to a man.
(d) A preception of what men like.

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

5. What do Berger et al. say about the portrayal of naked women in early European oil paintings?
(a) That paintings of nudes should not be reproduced.
(b) That they should not turn a naked body into an object for display.
(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.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Which is an example of a nude painting discussed by Berger et al.?

3. What metaphor do Berger et al. use to explain the single eye of perspective?

4. What do Berger et al. mean by the phrase "holy relic"?

5. What is prominent in Ruben's painting?

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

3. Describe the combination of images present in Chapter 2 on pages 40 and 41.

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

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

6. Describe the general mood of the collection of images on pages 42 and 43.

7. Explain how an image is a record of a sight.

8. According to Berger et al., how can the story of Adam and Eve explain the shamefulness associated with being naked?

9. Describe how men and women are different social presences, according to Berger et al.

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

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