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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. Who is one of the first artists to break the tradition of objectifying women nudes?
(a) Manet.
(b) Rembrant.
(c) Picasso.
(d) Da Vinci.

2. What is similar about the images on pages 42 and 43?
(a) They mostly involve still lifes, not human subjects.
(b) They are mostly publicity images aimed at a female viewer.
(c) They are entirely black and white.
(d) They are mostly paintings without titles.

3. According to Berger et al., how is a woman's social presence different than a man's?
(a) Her presence represents what a woman can do for a man.
(b) Her presence represents a woman's power over men.
(c) Her presence represents how a woman feels about herself and what may be done to her.
(d) Her presence represents a man's desires.

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

5. In general, what are words used to do?
(a) Avoid danger.
(b) Explain the environment.
(c) Learn new things.
(d) See the environment.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why can every viewer see a painting in a different way?

2. Which statement best describes what is eliminated when a work of art is reproduced?

3. Who is Frans Hals?

4. In Chapter 2, what image is prominent on the first set of facing pages 36 and 37?

5. Who is meant to be the ideal viewer of pages 42 and 43?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Explain how there is a difference between the freedom of choice that publicity is supposed to promote, and the freedom of choice that actually exists.

4. How is Ford Madox Brown's nineteenth century painting titled "The Pretty Baa Lambs" slightly humorous against the other images on pages 66 and 67?

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

6. Explain how the authors view glamour as the modern day substitute for European oil paintings.

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

8. In Chapter 6, explain how facing pages 116 and 117 return to Blake's theme of Africa and America supporting Europe.

9. What is the significance of the images on pages 120 and 121 that depict family and other social groupings of common, ordinary daily life?

10. How are pages 72 and 73, which contain images of mythological characters and fanciful human figures, different than the previous images that are displayed in Chapter 4?

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