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. Photography often makes the photographer incapable of _____________ - one can either document or do something else.
(a) Intervention.
(b) Committment.
(c) Closing their eyes.
(d) Feeling.

2. Like modern art, according to Sontag, photography lowers ___________ in those who view it.
(a) Trust.
(b) Understanding.
(c) Sensitivities.
(d) Inhibitions.

3. In his photographs, Steichen gave ___________ material importance according to Sontag.
(a) Disgusting.
(b) Irrelevant.
(c) Dark.
(d) Peaceful.

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

5. Photography makes a compassionate response to presented images ________________.
(a) Positive.
(b) Obscure.
(c) Irrelevant.
(d) Modern.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Photographers sought to illustrate ____________in discord, or a polity among banal and trivial subjects.

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

4. Photography also establishes what is allowable as an object of ____________, according to Sontag.

5. Whitman wanted others to realize that the _____________ was a part of the universal.

(see the answer key)

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