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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Photographs appropriate place and identity by the act of _________ reproduction, according to Sontag.
(a) Sharp.
(b) Proper.
(c) Mimetic.
(d) Truthful.

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

3. Surrealism is bound by ________ and is dated in its contents, according to Sontag.
(a) Frame.
(b) Art.
(c) Authors.
(d) Class.

4. What was the name of the story to which the name of this chapter refers?
(a) The Loyalty of Plato.
(b) The Republic of Plato.
(c) Plato's Republic.
(d) Plato's Cave.

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

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

7. Some photographers are ___________, seeking to document and visually examine the world.
(a) Moralists.
(b) Students.
(c) Teachers.
(d) Scientists.

8. Photographs also warp our sense of _________ as they are always minute in comparison to the real object.
(a) Scale.
(b) Color.
(c) Value.
(d) Reality.

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

10. Photography seems to establish what is worth __________ and what should be in a photograph.
(a) Avoidance.
(b) Looking at.
(c) Worship.
(d) Money.

11. Photography is a ___________ experience because cameras are cheap, readily available, and easy to use.
(a) Younger.
(b) Rich.
(c) Democratizing.
(d) Powerful.

12. Whitman sought in his work to find _____________ between the differences which exist.
(a) Identity.
(b) Truth.
(c) Community.
(d) Understanding.

13. Alfred Stieglitz produced photographs which supported Whitman's ideas, termed euphoric _____________.
(a) Truthism.
(b) Realism.
(c) Humanism.
(d) Picarism.

14. What is NOT one of the things Sontag points out that photography seeks to look at?
(a) People.
(b) Paper.
(c) Social abjection.
(d) Nature.

15. Arbus took some pictures of 'normal' people, but contrived the pictures to make them look _____________.
(a) Ugly.
(b) Rich.
(c) Animalistic.
(d) Bizarre.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whitman believed humanity was welded together in _________________ instead of separated from each other.

2. ________ Whitman is the focus of this chapter, even though he was not a photographer in his time.

3. Surrealism seeks to document and to reconnoiter ___________, much in the same way that photography does.

4. A photograph seems to be taken in order to guarantee that the event has actually ___________.

5. Some photographers are _________, seeking to clarify or to identify a world vision.

(see the answer keys)

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