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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 could be stated as the theme of pages 40 and 41?
(a) The warmth and comfort associated with everyday events and occurrences.
(b) The loss of meaning in a world of black and white photography.
(c) The enhanced wealth and power of political figures.
(d) The heightened sensual and provocative essence of a woman.

2. According to Berger et al., how is a woman's social presence different than a man's?
(a) Her presence represents what a woman can do for a man.
(b) Her presence represents how a woman feels about herself and what may be done to her.
(c) Her presence represents a woman's power over men.
(d) Her presence represents a man's desires.

3. What is unique about the Cubist images in Chapter 2 on pages 38 and 39?
(a) It takes some imagination to see a nude female figure.
(b) It seems that the figures in the images are male.
(c) They consist of a variety of wild animals.
(d) The images include an enormous amount of detail.

4. Which of the following is a detail of Gauguin's painting "Nevermore"?
(a) The female figure is facing her back to the viewer.
(b) The painting includes a man at the woman's side.
(c) The viewer can see many sides of the female figure.
(d) The painting includes a crow sitting above the female nude.

5. In general, what does seeing do?
(a) Gives you the ability to touch the environment.
(b) Gives you the ability to avoid danger.
(c) Enables you to respond to the environment.
(d) Enables you to read.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which phrase describes Magritte's painting "The Key of Dreams"?

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

3. Who is one of the first artists to break the tradition of objectifying women nudes?

4. What are images a record of?

5. What affect does a title have on a painting's meaning?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How is a work of art from the past mystifying to the modern viewer?

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. Explain how combining a variety of images to present a concept can be more powerful than using a single image.

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