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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Surrealism is like a _____________ because it can't make anything new - it can only judge the past.
(a) Wild ride.
(b) Death trip.
(c) True ego.
(d) Power trip.

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

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

4. To Whitman, the ___________ was important and it was critical to accept this truth.
(a) Trivial.
(b) Forest.
(c) Beauty.
(d) Darkness.

5. Photography also establishes what is allowable as an object of ____________, according to Sontag.
(a) Inspection.
(b) Deity.
(c) Worth.
(d) Pity.

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

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

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

9. Arbus admitted to the fact that her own work violated her own ______________ because of its content.
(a) Rules.
(b) Morals.
(c) Innocence.
(d) Understanding.

10. A photograph can only convey ____________of something, but gives no real information about the subject.
(a) A sense.
(b) A picture.
(c) A word.
(d) A shape.

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

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

13. Camera use is especially pronounced in tourists who come from cultures that stress activity and ______________.
(a) Accomplishment.
(b) Technology.
(c) Committment.
(d) Art.

14. With the help of captions, photographs can be made to speak, but the caption is obviously ____________.
(a) Judgemental.
(b) Truthful.
(c) Artifice.
(d) Biased.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Surrealism, like photography, seeks to look at ___________ objects, according to those who deem them so.

2. People with _________ are more likely to have cameras than people who do not have them.

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

4. One of the things that Sontag reminds the reader is that Surrealism is not a __________ art form.

5. Whitman wanted people to begin to look at the essential ____________ of a person in order to define a person or object.

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