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 wanted others to realize that the _____________ was a part of the universal.
(a) Individual.
(b) Color.
(c) Image.
(d) Word.

2. Photography also establishes what is allowable as an object of ____________, according to Sontag.
(a) Pity.
(b) Inspection.
(c) Worth.
(d) Deity.

3. Arbus simply strove to present the subjects of her photographs as ____________ to the viewers.
(a) Deadly.
(b) Normal.
(c) Scary.
(d) Freaks.

4. Whose technique is considered to be impeccable, according to this chapter of the book?
(a) Steichen.
(b) Whitman.
(c) Arbus.
(d) Stieglitz.

5. Whitman sought in his work to find _____________ between the differences which exist.
(a) Identity.
(b) Community.
(c) Understanding.
(d) Truth.

Short Answer Questions

1. A photograph can only convey ____________of something, but gives no real information about the subject.

2. The prisoners in the cave see only shadows, and thus believe those shadows are the totality of ____________.

3. Photography seems to establish what is worth __________ and what should be in a photograph.

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

5. The camera's drive toward enabling _______________ use promotes the use of photography as a means of pornography.

(see the answer key)

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