Diane Arbus: A Biography Test | Final Test - Easy

Patricia Bosworth
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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Israel and his wife are described as an _____ couple.
(a) Eccentric.
(b) Isolated.
(c) Loving.
(d) Odd.

2. At the fundraiser, Bosworth explained that Diane was doing what she always _______.
(a) Tried.
(b) Hated.
(c) Loved.
(d) Did.

3. How did people react to Diane's work after her death?
(a) They were disgusted.
(b) They were ambivalent.
(c) They were enamored.
(d) They were displeased.

4. Other than the United States, where was Diane's work exhibited after her death?
(a) Poland.
(b) Russia.
(c) France.
(d) Germany.

5. Diane's work is considered a thorough study of what?
(a) The times.
(b) Society.
(c) Her life.
(d) Family ties.

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

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

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

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

10. Because of Israel's role in her life, what choice did she have to make?
(a) To sacrifice school.
(b) To sacrifice photography.
(c) To sacrifice her marriage.
(d) To sacrifice her friends.

11. Why did the Arbus family release Diane's work over time?
(a) They didn't have the time to exhibit.
(b) They didn't have the money for exhibitions.
(c) To honor her birthday every year.
(d) To maintain its value.

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

13. For how long would Diane photograph?
(a) Until she ran out of film.
(b) Until the sun came up.
(c) Until her cab arrived.
(d) Until her subject got tired.

14. Who became the executrix of Diane's estate?
(a) Israel.
(b) Doon.
(c) Amy.
(d) Allan.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What about "retardates" did Diane find appealing?

2. In 1959, Esquire adopted a ______ approach to art.

3. Bosworth explains Diane photographed every social and cultural ________.

4. As Diane became more immersed in photography, what was her strongest desire?

5. Why were publications unhappy with Diane's photos of celebrities?

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