Diane Arbus: A Biography Test | Final Test - Easy

Patricia Bosworth
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Multiple Choice Questions

1. How did Diane capture emotional responses from her subjects?
(a) Telling them a sad story.
(b) Watching them with their family.
(c) Surprising them.
(d) Engaging them in conversation.

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

3. What side of New York did Esquire want to exhibit?
(a) The celebrity.
(b) The youth.
(c) Both extremes.
(d) The poverty.

4. According to Bosworth in the Afterword, how was Diane like so many other artists?
(a) She had a family.
(b) She experienced fame after death.
(c) She never made any money.
(d) She died young.

5. What was special about Bosworth's and Diane's encounter in 1970?
(a) She asked for Bosworth's advice.
(b) It was the first time they met.
(c) It was their last.
(d) Diane let Bosworth see her photos.

6. Diane's specific assignment for the Esquire photo shoot was "_______."
(a) Children.
(b) A work day.
(c) Nightlife.
(d) Early morning.

7. How did Diane and Allan give the illusion of still being together?
(a) By sharing an apartment.
(b) By having family photos.
(c) By going on public dates.
(d) By entertaining together.

8. For what project did Diane collaborate with Richard Avedon?
(a) A fashion layout.
(b) Her family photo.
(c) An American portrait.
(d) A celebrity expose.

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

10. What word does Bosworth use to describe Arbus' role in her field?
(a) Trailblazer.
(b) Poster child.
(c) Iconoclast.
(d) Irrelevant.

11. As Diane became more immersed in photography, what was her strongest desire?
(a) Selling her work.
(b) Learning to paint.
(c) Shocking people.
(d) Photographing celebrities.

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

13. Bosworth quotes Diane as saying, "These are things no one would see unless ________."
(a) The world existed.
(b) I photographed them.
(c) They lived in New York.
(d) They read magazines.

14. What defined Diane's attitude toward her art when Bosworth saw her at the fundraiser?
(a) She was self-deprecating.
(b) She was pleased.
(c) She was indifferent.
(d) She had a strong ego about it.

15. Diane's method of photography earned her the title of the "first _______."
(a) Photographer.
(b) Lady.
(c) Paparazzi.
(d) Star.

Short Answer Questions

1. While Diane and Allan became more estranged, why did they maintain a relationship?

2. By the early 1960's, what defined Diane and Allan's relationship?

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

4. What first experience did Diane have from working with Esquire?

5. Who became the executrix of Diane's estate?

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