On Photography Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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

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

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

4. In what year was photography invented, according to Sontag's research as outlined in this book?
(a) 1828.
(b) 1818.
(c) 1812.
(d) 1839.

5. Arbus' pictures were presented as _____________, even though the content at the time was not considered so.
(a) Normal.
(b) Rich.
(c) Honest.
(d) Perfect.

Short Answer Questions

1. Photography makes a compassionate response to presented images ________________.

2. The art of taking documentary photographs instead of helping a situation is a tacit ____________ that whatever is going on should keep on happening.

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

4. In large measure, photography has replaced experiential interaction with __________, according to the book.

5. What are the shadows in the cave shadows of, according to the book?

(see the answer key)

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