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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Arbus' pictures were presented as _____________, even though the content at the time was not considered so.
(a) Rich.
(b) Perfect.
(c) Honest.
(d) Normal.

4. Like surrealism, photography is often about ________ poverty and wealth in its contents or its themes.
(a) Duly earned.
(b) Extreme.
(c) True.
(d) Abject.

5. Edward Steichen photographed __________ objects to demonstrate technique and insight within photography.
(a) Vapid.
(b) Normal.
(c) Still.
(d) Moving.

6. Some photographers are _________, seeking to clarify or to identify a world vision.
(a) Moralists.
(b) Scientists.
(c) Teachers.
(d) Students.

7. What is the only thing the people in the cave who are chained to the wall can see?
(a) White.
(b) Blackness.
(c) Shadows.
(d) Nothing.

8. What is NOT one of the groups of people that Arbus photographed during her career?
(a) Insane.
(b) Deformed.
(c) Prostitutes.
(d) Lepers.

9. Whitman wanted others to realize that the _____________ was a part of the universal.
(a) Image.
(b) Word.
(c) Individual.
(d) Color.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In relation to sexuality, the very act of photography infers a perverse ________________.

2. Photography presupposes that _____________ can be a comprehensible totality, according to Sontag.

3. When did the largest collection photographic project take place with the help of the FSA?

4. Photographs appropriate place and identity by the act of _________ reproduction, according to Sontag.

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

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