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. Photography is a ___________ experience because cameras are cheap, readily available, and easy to use.
(a) Powerful.
(b) Younger.
(c) Rich.
(d) Democratizing.

2. According to Sontag, photographs are held to be definitive ___________, though Sontag does not support this idea with facts.
(a) Measurement.
(b) Evidence.
(c) Diction.
(d) Power.

3. Photographers sought to illustrate ____________in discord, or a polity among banal and trivial subjects.
(a) Concord.
(b) Truth.
(c) Wonder.
(d) Accord.

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

5. In large measure, photography has replaced experiential interaction with __________, according to the book.
(a) True desire.
(b) God.
(c) The world.
(d) The ether.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Like modern art, according to Sontag, photography lowers ___________ in those who view it.

3. To Whitman, the ___________ was important and it was critical to accept this truth.

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

5. Whitman's idea was to look beyond the idea of __________ and of ugliness to see more in the world.

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