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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. How many photos did Esquire use of Diane's?
(a) Twenty.
(b) Six.
(c) Two.
(d) Ten.

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

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

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

12. How did Diane search out her subjects?
(a) By attending parties.
(b) By riding the subway at night.
(c) By looking at personal adds.
(d) By going to bars.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Diane wanted to capture the "_________" of nudists.

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

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

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

5. Diane's genre is called ________ photography.

(see the answer keys)

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