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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 are images a record of?
(a) The object in present-day.
(b) The way a sight was once seen.
(c) The memories of the image-creator.
(d) The history of the subject.

2. Magritte's painting is an example of what type of artwork?
(a) Realism.
(b) Expressionism.
(c) Surrealism.
(d) Impressionism.

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

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

5. What painting by Ruben is included in pages 42 and 43?
(a) "Bathsheba at Her Bath."
(b) "Birds flying from haystack."
(c) "Abstract female nude."
(d) "Judgement of Paris."

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. According to Berger et al., how must a woman observe herself in order to see herself in the eyes of a man?

4. Which statement is NOT true about viewing an image made in the past?

5. What is prominent in Ruben's painting?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. What is Berger's explanation for the difference between naked and nude?

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

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

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

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

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