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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Arbus' pictures were presented as _____________, even though the content at the time was not considered so.
(a) Perfect.
(b) Rich.
(c) Honest.
(d) Normal.

2. Camera use is especially pronounced in tourists who come from cultures that stress activity and ______________.
(a) Accomplishment.
(b) Technology.
(c) Art.
(d) Committment.

3. Whitman believed humanity was welded together in _________________ instead of separated from each other.
(a) Understanding.
(b) Truth.
(c) Commonality.
(d) Peace.

4. In what year was photography invented, according to Sontag's research as outlined in this book?
(a) 1818.
(b) 1828.
(c) 1812.
(d) 1839.

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

6. The surrealist movement courts _________ and incongruous juxtaposition in its use.
(a) Justice.
(b) Reality.
(c) Accidents.
(d) Truth.

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

8. What did the acronym FSA stand for in relation to the most ambitious collection photographic project?
(a) Farm Service Administration.
(b) Farm Service Association.
(c) Farm Security Administration.
(d) Farm Settler Administration.

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

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

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

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

13. The camera's drive toward enabling _______________ use promotes the use of photography as a means of pornography.
(a) Silly.
(b) Illegal.
(c) Darkened.
(d) Untrained.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The project with the FSA was enormously influential in depicting to America the __________ face of man and his struggles.

2. Photography presupposes that _____________ can be a comprehensible totality, according to Sontag.

3. Photography has become a bit of a surrealist art, not a/an __________ art, but close to it, according to Sontag.

4. What movement is capricious and inadvertent, according to Sontag?

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

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