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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 word best describes the overall affect of the combined images on pages 36 and 37?
(a) Friendship.
(b) Elegance.
(c) Athletic.
(d) Love.

2. What do images of the past promote?
(a) Illusion.
(b) Reinterpretation.
(c) Technology.
(d) Authority.

3. When do artists begin to use the concept of singular perspective?
(a) In the early Surrealist movement.
(b) In early Abstractionism.
(c) In the early Renaissance.
(d) In the early Impressionist movement.

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

5. What would be a surprising image to display on pages 42 and 43?
(a) An abstract nude.
(b) A formal portrait.
(c) A traditional European oil painting,
(d) An advertisement for cosmetics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What generalization could be made about the combination of images on pages 40 and 41?

2. What diversifies the meaning of a painting?

3. What has happened to the meaning of the images on pages 40 and 41?

4. After reproductions are made, an original work of art is unique only in its what?

5. Why is a woman composed of two parts of one female identity, according to Berger et al.?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Describe how Bronzino's painting of Cupid kissing the lips of Venus shows that nudity is created with a spectator in mind.

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

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

8. Explain how the women in the images are viewed by the men in the images on pages 36 and 37.

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

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

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