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

2. Diane Arbus is discussed as having been one to photograph the ____________ of society.
(a) Rich.
(b) Dark corners.
(c) Freaks.
(d) Ignored.

3. The art of taking documentary photographs instead of helping a situation is a tacit ____________ that whatever is going on should keep on happening.
(a) Denial.
(b) Permission.
(c) Encouragement.
(d) Joy.

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

5. Photographs do not create ___________ but they reinforce existing morality, according to Sontag.
(a) Laws.
(b) Ideas.
(c) Morals.
(d) Rules.

Short Answer Questions

1. In his photographs, Steichen gave ___________ material importance according to Sontag.

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

3. Arbus took some pictures of 'normal' people, but contrived the pictures to make them look _____________.

4. Photography yields to viewers _____________ to look and to act as a sort of voyeur without repercussion.

5. Photography often makes the photographer incapable of _____________ - one can either document or do something else.

(see the answer key)

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