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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. The FSA program seems to indicate that when you photograph an object, you can _____________.
(a) Understand it.
(b) Believe in it.
(c) Expose it.
(d) Change it.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12. Arbus simply strove to present the subjects of her photographs as ____________ to the viewers.
(a) Deadly.
(b) Freaks.
(c) Scary.
(d) Normal.

13. What movement is capricious and inadvertent, according to Sontag?
(a) Realist.
(b) Nihilist.
(c) Surrealist.
(d) Impressionist.

14. In relation to sexuality, the very act of photography infers a perverse ________________.
(a) Enjoyment.
(b) Fetishism.
(c) Naughtiness.
(d) Permission.

15. Arbus presented her subjects as ______________ who were a part of the universal, the opposite of Whitman's ideas.
(a) Individuals.
(b) Families.
(c) Groups.
(d) Freaks.

Short Answer Questions

1. American photographers feel the country is simply too _______ to be understood - instead it must simply be catalogued.

2. Whitman strove to argue that the world should be seen as a ______________ whole, welded together.

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

4. Unlike what the previous parts of the chapter say, Sontag goes on to say that photography can inform ____________.

5. People with _________ are more likely to have cameras than people who do not have them.

(see the answer keys)

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