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Patricia Bosworth
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Diane, what was the only true way to capture one's true nature?
(a) By evoking an emotional response.
(b) By posing them in a nice outfit.
(c) By photographing them without makeup.
(d) By letting them choose the location.

2. Why were the recipients of Diane's gifts considered "lucky"?
(a) They didn't meet Diane's same fate.
(b) They had something to boast about.
(c) They were clearly loved by Diane.
(d) They owned priceless works of art.

3. As Diane's mental condition worsened, how did people describe her behavior?
(a) Passive.
(b) Romantic.
(c) Schizophrenic.
(d) Drowzy.

4. Other than subject matter, what did Diane alter in photography?
(a) Marketing.
(b) Range.
(c) Technique.
(d) Approach.

5. Why did Diane give away her photos before she died?
(a) She felt they were worthless.
(b) She wanted to destroy her work.
(c) It was a cry for help.
(d) She wanted to help her friends.

6. Before teaching at parsons, what magazine did Israel edit?
(a) Seventeen.
(b) The Atlantic.
(c) Harpers.
(d) Esquire.

7. What fundraiser were Diane and Bosworth attending in 1970?
(a) The Chicago Seven Defense.
(b) The Race for the Cure.
(c) The War Relief.
(d) The Salvation Army.

8. By the early 1960's, what defined Diane and Allan's relationship?
(a) Business.
(b) Hate.
(c) Indifference.
(d) Love.

9. What did Diane experience after death?
(a) Grief.
(b) Fame.
(c) Irrelevance.
(d) Failure.

10. Where at the fundraiser did Bosworth encounter Diane?
(a) In the hall.
(b) In the kitchen.
(c) In the restroom.
(d) On the roof.

11. Why were publications unhappy with Diane's photos of celebrities?
(a) She photographed celebrity look-alikes.
(b) She made them likable.
(c) She picked lesser known people.
(d) Her shots were unflattering.

12. What void was Diane trying to fill through risky behavior?
(a) Her lack of inspiration.
(b) Allan's absence.
(c) Her daughter's absence.
(d) Her drug withdrawal.

13. What interests did Israel and Diane have in common?
(a) Their infidelity.
(b) Their fascination with the dangerous.
(c) Their upbringing.
(d) Their educational background.

14. Diane's exhibit after her death was titled "Diane Arbus ________."
(a) Memories.
(b) Revelations.
(c) Portraits.
(d) Grotesque.

15. What about "retardates" did Diane find appealing?
(a) Their innocence.
(b) Their playfulness.
(c) Their naivety.
(d) Their rarity.

Short Answer Questions

1. How was Allan's acting career developing?

2. What control did Israel have over Diane?

3. According to Bosworth in the Afterword, how was Diane like so many other artists?

4. According to Bosworth, why was Diane's work more appealing in the 60's?

5. In the Afterword, Bosworth refers to the 1960's as "_______."

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