On Photography Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through In Plato's Cave.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Sontag defines photography as an aid to ______________ in the opening chapter.
(a) Criminal activity.
(b) The underworld.
(c) Masturbation.
(d) Children.

2. Photographs now impose standards of art, culture, and ________ in the world, according to this chapter.
(a) Patriotism.
(b) Innovation.
(c) Identity.
(d) Honor.

3. People with _________ are more likely to have cameras than people who do not have them.
(a) Cars.
(b) Pets.
(c) Children.
(d) Mothers.

4. Photographs also warp our sense of _________ as they are always minute in comparison to the real object.
(a) Color.
(b) Value.
(c) Reality.
(d) Scale.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Photography has made the world unable to perceive the _________ beyond the photograph, according to Sontag.

3. The cave allegory speaks of __________ chained to a wall within the story itself.

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

5. Eventually, according to this chapter, _______________ will be photographed.

(see the answer key)

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