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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. Which item would NOT fit the theme on pages 40 and 41?
(a) A handbag or purse.
(b) Ladies stockings.
(c) An advertising slogan for juicy pineapple.
(d) A harp.

2. What diversifies the meaning of a painting?
(a) Its reproduction in many locations.
(b) The type of museum lighting.
(c) Its type of framing.
(d) Its title.

3. According to the authors, what is a woman's internal presence comprised of?
(a) A perception of how she should act to be treated like she wants.
(b) An illusion of what she should be.
(c) A preception of what men like.
(d) An idea of what she looks like to a man.

4. According to Berger et al., what social presence does a man command?
(a) A man's power is relative to how he feels about himself.
(b) Men have a social presence relative to their ability to see themselves as a sight.
(c) A man's power is relative to his size, bearing, and appearance.
(d) A man's social presence is based on his income.

5. According to Berger et al., how must a woman observe herself in order to see herself in the eyes of a man?
(a) She must give herself time to reflect on images which appeal to men.
(b) She must appreciate her use to a man.
(c) She must see herself in a mirror.
(d) She must look at herself as though she is an object.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Berger et al. claim that a woman's presence is to a man?

2. In general, what does seeing do?

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

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

5. Which statement best describes the Cubist style?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. What is the purpose of mixing images of foodstuffs with images of females in various stages of undress?

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

8. Describe the metaphor of the lighthouse and the single eye of perspective.

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

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

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