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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What was the profession or the career choice for Whitman during his time in the world?
(a) President.
(b) Chemical engineer.
(c) Novelist.
(d) Poet.

3. Whitman wanted people to begin to look at the essential ____________ of a person in order to define a person or object.
(a) Beauty.
(b) Flaws.
(c) Limitations.
(d) Value.

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

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

6. When did the largest collection photographic project take place with the help of the FSA?
(a) 1935.
(b) 1928.
(c) 1828.
(d) 1890.

7. Eventually, according to this chapter, _______________ will be photographed.
(a) Nothing.
(b) All humans.
(c) Everything.
(d) The world's darkness.

8. The cave allegory speaks of __________ chained to a wall within the story itself.
(a) Prisoners.
(b) Women.
(c) Priests.
(d) Children.

9. The art of taking documentary photographs instead of helping a situation is a tacit ____________ that whatever is going on should keep on happening.
(a) Permission.
(b) Encouragement.
(c) Joy.
(d) Denial.

10. Photographs now impose standards of art, culture, and ________ in the world, according to this chapter.
(a) Innovation.
(b) Identity.
(c) Patriotism.
(d) Honor.

11. What kind of takeover did photography's influence lead to, according to Sontag?
(a) Surrealist.
(b) Roptist.
(c) Realist.
(d) Nihilist.

12. Photography yields to viewers _____________ to look and to act as a sort of voyeur without repercussion.
(a) A need.
(b) Permission.
(c) A desire.
(d) A push.

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

14. Photography allows all of the goals of surrealism to conflate into a _________ art, according to Sontag.
(a) Understanding.
(b) Fine.
(c) Mimetic.
(d) Universal.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Photographs also warp our sense of _________ as they are always minute in comparison to the real object.

2. To Whitman, the ___________ was important and it was critical to accept this truth.

3. Photographs do not create ___________ but they reinforce existing morality, according to Sontag.

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

5. What picture of Steichen's was composed of portraiture that showed the universal in the individual?

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