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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. Why is a woman composed of two parts of one female identity, according to Berger et al.?
(a) Because she creates an identity for each part of her life.
(b) Because she makes it a habit to look in the mirror.
(c) Because she needs to feel wanted by others.
(d) Because she continually sees and is seen by herself.

2. What number is posted symbolically on pages 36 and 37 of Chapter 2?
(a) Forty.
(b) Eleven.
(c) Five.
(d) Twenty-one.

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

4. What is similar about the images on pages 42 and 43?
(a) They mostly involve still lifes, not human subjects.
(b) They are mostly publicity images aimed at a female viewer.
(c) They are mostly paintings without titles.
(d) They are entirely black and white.

5. 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 an awkward postition.
(b) A man thinks of a woman's presence as emotional radiance.
(c) A man thinks of a woman's presence only as a physical existence.
(d) A man thinks of a woman's presence only as it benefits himself.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the difference between nude and naked as stated by the authors?

2. Which is a traditional object used in covering the figures in nude paintings?

3. According to the authors, what are women culturally and socially conditioned to do?

4. What does the word 'image' mean in this book?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What effect does the inclusion of text have on the images in pages 40 and 41?

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

3. Describe how there is a gap between words and sight, as explained in Chapter 1.

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

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

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

7. Describe how Berger et al. interpret the image of a nude women gazing in a mirror.

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

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

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

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