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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Arbus admitted to the fact that her own work violated her own ______________ because of its content.
(a) Innocence.
(b) Understanding.
(c) Rules.
(d) Morals.

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

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

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

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

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

7. People with _________ are more likely to have cameras than people who do not have them.
(a) Mothers.
(b) Cars.
(c) Pets.
(d) Children.

8. What are the shadows in the cave shadows of, according to the book?
(a) Dragons.
(b) Colors.
(c) Real objects.
(d) Faith.

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

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

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

12. Photography is a ___________ experience because cameras are cheap, readily available, and easy to use.
(a) Powerful.
(b) Younger.
(c) Democratizing.
(d) Rich.

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

14. Arbus made everybody look ________________ when she took her photographs.
(a) Deformed.
(b) Weird.
(c) Exactly the same.
(d) Unnatural.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Sontag, photographs are held to be definitive ___________, though Sontag does not support this idea with facts.

2. The prisoners in the cave see only shadows, and thus believe those shadows are the totality of ____________.

3. In what year was photography invented, according to Sontag's research as outlined in this book?

4. Whitman wanted people to begin to look at the essential ____________ of a person in order to define a person or object.

5. Eventually, according to this chapter, _______________ will be photographed.

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