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

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) Evidence.
(c) Diction.
(d) Power.

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

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

4. The prisoners in the cave see only shadows, and thus believe those shadows are the totality of ____________.
(a) Their food.
(b) Their families.
(c) Reality.
(d) Their days.

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

6. Whitman's idea was to look beyond the idea of __________ and of ugliness to see more in the world.
(a) Joy.
(b) Beauty.
(c) Understanding.
(d) Peace.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15. Whitman's view was challenged and entirely defeated mostly by accident by ________________.
(a) Government.
(b) Mirrors.
(c) Laws.
(d) Photography.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What did the acronym FSA stand for in relation to the most ambitious collection photographic project?

3. The camera can be used to intrude a form of _______ into leisure, within some cultures.

4. The camera's drive toward enabling _______________ use promotes the use of photography as a means of pornography.

5. Whitman believed humanity was welded together in _________________ instead of separated from each other.

(see the answer keys)

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