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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Sontag defines photography as an aid to ______________ in the opening chapter.
(a) The underworld.
(b) Masturbation.
(c) Criminal activity.
(d) Children.

2. Photography has become a bit of a surrealist art, not a/an __________ art, but close to it, according to Sontag.
(a) True.
(b) Official.
(c) Real.
(d) Possible.

3. As the text says, "Hobbesian man roams the streets, quite visible, with ____________ in his hair."
(a) Blood.
(b) Glitter.
(c) A ribbon.
(d) Lace.

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

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

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

7. Unlike what the previous parts of the chapter say, Sontag goes on to say that photography can inform ____________.
(a) Government.
(b) Change.
(c) Morality.
(d) Truth.

8. Like modern art, according to Sontag, photography lowers ___________ in those who view it.
(a) Understanding.
(b) Sensitivities.
(c) Inhibitions.
(d) Trust.

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

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

11. What kind of photographer is interested in the picturesque when he/she is taking photographs?
(a) South American.
(b) African.
(c) European.
(d) American.

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

13. Photography presupposes that _____________ can be a comprehensible totality, according to Sontag.
(a) Nature.
(b) Children.
(c) People.
(d) Reality.

14. 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.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What kind of takeover did photography's influence lead to, according to Sontag?

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

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

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

5. The FSA project took pictures of __________ groups living in rural areas and experiencing rural problems.

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