Diane Arbus: A Biography Test | Final Test - Easy

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 letting them choose the location.
(b) By posing them in a nice outfit.
(c) By evoking an emotional response.
(d) By photographing them without makeup.

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

3. In the Afterword, Bosworth refers to the 1960's as "_______."
(a) Fabulous.
(b) Turbulent.
(c) Frivolous.
(d) Irrelevant.

4. Photographers of the 30's were described as "_______" recorders.
(a) Benevolent.
(b) Tempestuous.
(c) Frivolous.
(d) Aggressive.

5. What first experience did Diane have from working with Esquire?
(a) Working with other women.
(b) Being paid to photograph.
(c) Working without Allan.
(d) Being independent of Israel.

6. Diane wanted to capture the "_________" of nudists.
(a) Inhibition.
(b) Beauty.
(c) Absurdity.
(d) Earthiness.

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

8. As Allan made plans to move to California, what was Diane's fear?
(a) Her children would leave.
(b) He would leave her for good.
(c) Dying alone.
(d) Failing at photography.

9. After her Esquire shoot, how did Diane feel?
(a) Indifferent.
(b) Thrilled.
(c) Nervous.
(d) Inadequate.

10. According to Model, how did people receive Diane's incessant stories?
(a) They were enamored.
(b) They accepted them as fiction.
(c) They were curious.
(d) They accepted them as factual.

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

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

13. While Diane and Allan became more estranged, why did they maintain a relationship?
(a) For appearance.
(b) For the money.
(c) For their children.
(d) For tax purposes.

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

15. What opportunity did Diane's risky behavior afford her?
(a) A secret life.
(b) An insight into dangerous groups.
(c) A new understanding of human nature.
(d) A new respect for her life.

Short Answer Questions

1. Before teaching at parsons, what magazine did Israel edit?

2. What did Diane experience in her work during her life?

3. Diane's method of photography earned her the title of the "first _______."

4. In Israel's opinion, why did Diane fail in the 50's?

5. Why did Diane give away her photos before she died?

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