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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Photographs do not create ___________ but they reinforce existing morality, according to Sontag.
(a) Ideas.
(b) Morals.
(c) Laws.
(d) Rules.

2. Whitman believed humanity was welded together in _________________ instead of separated from each other.
(a) Understanding.
(b) Commonality.
(c) Peace.
(d) Truth.

3. Surrealism seeks to document and to reconnoiter ___________, much in the same way that photography does.
(a) Animals.
(b) Books.
(c) Society.
(d) Class.

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

5. The camera can be used to intrude a form of _______ into leisure, within some cultures.
(a) Boredom.
(b) Achievement.
(c) Work.
(d) Measurment.

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

7. Whitman wanted people to begin to see that they needed to accept the _________ within the society.
(a) Music.
(b) Horror.
(c) Real.
(d) Happiness.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Photographers sought to illustrate ____________in discord, or a polity among banal and trivial subjects.

2. The project with the FSA was enormously influential in depicting to America the __________ face of man and his struggles.

3. As a result of being considered to be documentation, photographs yield a _______ that no other art form can yield.

4. Photography idealizes subjects and makes ________ of people who are in the photographs.

5. Like surrealism, photography is often about ________ poverty and wealth in its contents or its themes.

(see the answer keys)

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