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. A photograph can only convey ____________of something, but gives no real information about the subject.
(a) A shape.
(b) A word.
(c) A sense.
(d) A picture.

2. Photography yields to viewers _____________ to look and to act as a sort of voyeur without repercussion.
(a) A push.
(b) Permission.
(c) A need.
(d) A desire.

3. As a result of being considered to be documentation, photographs yield a _______ that no other art form can yield.
(a) Veracity.
(b) Power.
(c) Truth.
(d) Humor.

4. _____________ often use cameras and practice photography as a method of certifying their travel experience.
(a) Men.
(b) Tourists.
(c) Children.
(d) Women.

5. Whitman wanted people to begin to see that they needed to accept the _________ within the society.
(a) Horror.
(b) Real.
(c) Music.
(d) Happiness.

Short Answer Questions

1. ________ Whitman is the focus of this chapter, even though he was not a photographer in his time.

2. What was the profession or the career choice for Whitman during his time in the world?

3. Edward Steichen photographed __________ objects to demonstrate technique and insight within photography.

4. According to Sontag, photographs are held to be definitive ___________, though Sontag does not support this idea with facts.

5. Arbus' pictures were presented as _____________, even though the content at the time was not considered so.

(see the answer key)

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