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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. A photograph seems to be taken in order to guarantee that the event has actually ___________.
(a) Begun.
(b) Touched others in the event.
(c) Transpired.
(d) Been a success.

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

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

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

6. What might separate the whole of humanity, according to Whitman in this chapter of this book?
(a) Photography.
(b) Superficial distinctions.
(c) Criticisms.
(d) Beauty.

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

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

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

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

11. The project with the FSA was enormously influential in depicting to America the __________ face of man and his struggles.
(a) Lying.
(b) Wealthy.
(c) Darker.
(d) Common.

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

13. Eventually, according to this chapter, _______________ will be photographed.
(a) The world's darkness.
(b) Everything.
(c) All humans.
(d) Nothing.

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

15. Sontag defines photography as an aid to ______________ in the opening chapter.
(a) The underworld.
(b) Criminal activity.
(c) Masturbation.
(d) Children.

Short Answer Questions

1. Photography yields to viewers _____________ to look and to act as a sort of voyeur without repercussion.

2. Who helped to lead the largest collective photographic project ever in the United States?

3. Photography allows all of the goals of surrealism to conflate into a _________ art, according to Sontag.

4. Photography has made the world unable to perceive the _________ beyond the photograph, according to Sontag.

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

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