Ways of Seeing Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the difference between nude and naked as stated by the authors?

2. What is the theme of pages 42 and 43?

3. How does a woman see herself, according to Berger et al.?

4. What are images a record of?

5. What is prominent in Ruben's painting?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the difference between naked and nude while answering the following questions. What are some traditional definitions of naked and nude? What do Berger et al. propose as the difference between naked and nude? How are nudes really just objectified figures?

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay to describe how works of art from the past mystify viewers in the present. Answer the following questions in your writing. Where do the viewers see themselves when they observe a work of art from the past? What depictions are easily misinterpreted from historical art works? Do you think that viewers in the present see the same sight as viewers from the past when they look at a work of art from the past? Support your reasoning.

Essay Topic 3

Write the following three-part essay to explain how individuals have different ways of seeing.

Part 1 - Describe what the authors mean by "ways of seeing."

Part 2 - Describe why individuals all have different ways of seeing.

Part 3 - Give some examples that demonstrate how individuals have different ways of seeing.

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