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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 invention eventually disproves the idea of center, and single eye?
(a) The computer.
(b) The camera.
(c) The clock.
(d) The microscope.

2. What has happened to the meaning of the images on pages 40 and 41?
(a) The meaning of the original image is lost when combined intentionally with text and other contrasting images.
(b) The meaning of the original image is combined with a pair of two other images.
(c) The meaning of each image is enhanced from being surrounded by photographs of similar images.
(d) The meaning of the original image is lost as well as the meaning of the images as a whole.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is Berger's conclusion about the image of a nude woman looking in a mirror?

3. In general, what are words used to do?

4. Which statement best describes the Cubist style?

5. In Chapter 2, what is the most stark contrast between the images on the first set of facing pages (36 and 37) and the images on the second set of facing pages (38 and 39)?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Berger et al. explain that there is a certain style of European oil painting that does not put the nakedness of a women as the center display, but rather puts the relationship of the woman and artist on display. What is considered provocative about these images?

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

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

8. Explain how the portrayal of women by European oil painters is a contradiction to their own work theory, as explained by the authors.

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

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

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