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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 does the painter, Durer, create what he believes is the perfect nude?
(a) By combining various parts from different female bodies to create a full nude.
(b) By holding competitions for the most beautiful naked woman and using the winner as a nude.
(c) By selecting the most male-like female figures and using them as nudes.
(d) By sketching a beautiful nude from his imagination.

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

3. What words would best describe Chapter 2 as a whole?
(a) Men, money, power.
(b) Art, culture, society.
(c) Politics, education, government.
(d) Women, nudes, consumerism.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What diversifies the meaning of a painting?

2. Where is the figure in "Bathsheba" sitting?

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

4. Who is meant to benefit from the focus of a nude painting?

5. What is prominent in Ruben's painting?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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