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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) Athletic.
(b) Friendship.
(c) Love.
(d) Elegance.

2. In Chapter 2, what are the authors trying to demonstrate with the images on pages 40 and 41?
(a) That mixing images of formal portraits and self-portraits defines the unique qualities of each.
(b) That the combination of text and image can create a very powerful and intentional meaning.
(c) That mixing images of men and women defines the unique qualities of each.
(d) That the combination of photographs and paintings creates a contrast similar to realism and abstract painting.

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

4. What is the theme of pages 42 and 43?
(a) A demonstration of the problems in modern art and culture.
(b) A demonstration of objectifying women for publicity purposes.
(c) A demonstration of the right to free speech in the United States.
(d) A demonstration of corruption in a democratic society.

5. To what area is the single eye of perspective unique?
(a) Europe.
(b) South America.
(c) Middle East.
(d) Asia.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is prominent in Ruben's painting?

2. Which is an example of a nude painting discussed by Berger et al.?

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

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

5. Where is the spectator located when a work of art uses the single eye perspective?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. According to Berger et al., how can the story of Adam and Eve explain the shamefulness associated with being naked?

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

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

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

7. Describe how Magritte's painting "The Key of Dreams" is a commentary on the gap between words and image.

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

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

10. What happens to the meaning of a painting when many reproductions are made?

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