On Photography Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through America, Seen Through Photographs, Darkly.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Whitman believed humanity was welded together in _________________ instead of separated from each other.
(a) Truth.
(b) Commonality.
(c) Understanding.
(d) Peace.

2. Whitman wanted people to begin to look at the essential ____________ of a person in order to define a person or object.
(a) Flaws.
(b) Value.
(c) Limitations.
(d) Beauty.

3. The cave allegory speaks of __________ chained to a wall within the story itself.
(a) Prisoners.
(b) Children.
(c) Women.
(d) Priests.

4. What might separate the whole of humanity, according to Whitman in this chapter of this book?
(a) Criticisms.
(b) Superficial distinctions.
(c) Photography.
(d) Beauty.

5. Arbus made everybody look ________________ when she took her photographs.
(a) Exactly the same.
(b) Unnatural.
(c) Deformed.
(d) Weird.

Short Answer Questions

1. Arbus simply strove to present the subjects of her photographs as ____________ to the viewers.

2. Whitman strove to argue that the world should be seen as a ______________ whole, welded together.

3. In relation to sexuality, the very act of photography infers a perverse ________________.

4. Photographs appropriate place and identity by the act of _________ reproduction, according to Sontag.

5. What picture of Steichen's was composed of portraiture that showed the universal in the individual?

(see the answer key)

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