On Photography Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through The Heroism of Vision.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Photographs cannot ___________ of something and are therefore obviously reproductive or mimetic.
(a) Ignore the rules.
(b) Understand the truth.
(c) Simply be.
(d) Not be.

2. As a result of being considered to be documentation, photographs yield a _______ that no other art form can yield.
(a) Humor.
(b) Power.
(c) Veracity.
(d) Truth.

3. Photography allows painting to focus on the purely __________ of the object being captured.
(a) Impressionistic.
(b) Dark.
(c) Unaware.
(d) Abstract.

4. Photography, like other surrealist arts, is itself ___________ and yet it is transitory, according to Sontag.
(a) Stationary.
(b) Death.
(c) Confusing.
(d) Frozen in time.

5. According to Sontag, photographs are held to be definitive ___________, though Sontag does not support this idea with facts.
(a) Diction.
(b) Measurement.
(c) Evidence.
(d) Power.

Short Answer Questions

1. Photographs become ______________; they record the injuries time does to objects.

2. Whitman sought in his work to find _____________ between the differences which exist.

3. However, photography can also make truly beautiful things seem _________, according to Sontag.

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

5. What might separate the whole of humanity, according to Whitman in this chapter of this book?

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