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Multiple Choice Questions

1. The FSA project took pictures of __________ groups living in rural areas and experiencing rural problems.
(a) Feral.
(b) Freak.
(c) Low income.
(d) High income.

2. American photographers feel the country is simply too _______ to be understood - instead it must simply be catalogued.
(a) Good.
(b) Important.
(c) Big.
(d) Old.

3. Photography idealizes subjects and makes ________ of people who are in the photographs.
(a) Soldiers.
(b) Objects.
(c) Statues.
(d) Scarecrows.

4. Photography has made the world unable to perceive the _________ beyond the photograph, according to Sontag.
(a) Colors.
(b) Land.
(c) Real world.
(d) Emotions.

5. In large measure, photography has replaced experiential interaction with __________, according to the book.
(a) God.
(b) True desire.
(c) The ether.
(d) The world.

6. Whitman strove to argue that the world should be seen as a ______________ whole, welded together.
(a) Hand-holding.
(b) Heterogeneous.
(c) Peaceful.
(d) Homogeneous.

7. The project with the FSA was enormously influential in depicting to America the __________ face of man and his struggles.
(a) Common.
(b) Darker.
(c) Wealthy.
(d) Lying.

8. What are the shadows in the cave shadows of, according to the book?
(a) Colors.
(b) Faith.
(c) Real objects.
(d) Dragons.

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

10. _____________ often use cameras and practice photography as a method of certifying their travel experience.
(a) Tourists.
(b) Men.
(c) Children.
(d) Women.

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

12. What did the acronym FSA stand for in relation to the most ambitious collection photographic project?
(a) Farm Settler Administration.
(b) Farm Service Association.
(c) Farm Service Administration.
(d) Farm Security Administration.

13. What is NOT one of the ways that surrealism is described by Sontag in this particular chapter?
(a) Joyful.
(b) Anecdotal.
(c) Irrational.
(d) Dated.

14. What is NOT one of the groups of people that Arbus photographed during her career?
(a) Lepers.
(b) Insane.
(c) Deformed.
(d) Prostitutes.

15. Arbus presented her subjects as ______________ who were a part of the universal, the opposite of Whitman's ideas.
(a) Groups.
(b) Individuals.
(c) Families.
(d) Freaks.

Short Answer Questions

1. When did the largest collection photographic project take place with the help of the FSA?

2. Photography has become a bit of a surrealist art, not a/an __________ art, but close to it, according to Sontag.

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

4. Alfred Stieglitz produced photographs which supported Whitman's ideas, termed euphoric _____________.

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

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