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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Photographers sought to illustrate ____________in discord, or a polity among banal and trivial subjects.
(a) Concord.
(b) Wonder.
(c) Truth.
(d) Accord.

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

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

5. Arbus took some pictures of 'normal' people, but contrived the pictures to make them look _____________.
(a) Ugly.
(b) Rich.
(c) Bizarre.
(d) Animalistic.

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

7. Photographs become ______________; they record the injuries time does to objects.
(a) Arguments.
(b) Artifacts.
(c) Stories.
(d) Mementos.

8. American photographers feel the country is simply too _______ to be understood - instead it must simply be catalogued.
(a) Big.
(b) Good.
(c) Important.
(d) Old.

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

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

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

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

13. As a result of being considered to be documentation, photographs yield a _______ that no other art form can yield.
(a) Power.
(b) Veracity.
(c) Humor.
(d) Truth.

14. What is NOT one of the ways that surrealism is described by Sontag in this particular chapter?
(a) Anecdotal.
(b) Joyful.
(c) Dated.
(d) Irrational.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. As the text says, "Hobbesian man roams the streets, quite visible, with ____________ in his hair."

3. Like modern art, according to Sontag, photography lowers ___________ in those who view it.

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

5. Surrealism, like photography, seeks to look at ___________ objects, according to those who deem them so.

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