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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. How do Berger et al. refer to a woman's dual role?
(a) Seen and sight.
(b) Image and imaginary.
(c) Needs and wants.
(d) Surveyor and surveyed.

2. Which words best describe Chapter 1 as a whole?
(a) Sight, history, misinterpretation.
(b) Sight, words, perspective.
(c) Windows, words, sight.
(d) Camera, sight, words.

3. Where is the spectator located when a work of art uses the single eye perspective?
(a) At an infitite number of times and locations.
(b) The spectator is never considered.
(c) At the center, but could be at many places in a single time.
(d) At the center, in one place at one time.

4. In pages 36 and 37, how is the female figure presented?
(a) In make-up advertisements.
(b) All in designer clothing.
(c) Fully clothed.
(d) Nude.

5. What image is obviously coupled with Ruben's painting on pages 42 and 43?
(a) A publicity image of a famous movie star.
(b) A still life by Van Gogh.
(c) A self-portrait by Rembrandt.
(d) A photo shoot of a woman provocatively posed.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why can every viewer see a painting in a different way?

2. Which painting is used an example of who benefits from a nude painting?

3. Most of the images on pages 40 and 41 are of what content?

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

5. In general, what does seeing do?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Explain how the commission by Frans Hals could easily be misunderstood by the modern viewer.

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

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

6. What is the purpose of mixing images of foodstuffs with images of females in various stages of undress?

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

8. What is similar in all of the images in Chapter 2 on pages 36 and 37?

9. Describe the differences between the collection of images on pages 36 and 37, and the collection of images on pages 38 and 39.

10. Explain how, according to the authors, a woman continually sees and is seen by herself as two parts of one female identity.

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