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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What is the only thing the people in the cave who are chained to the wall can see?
(a) Shadows.
(b) White.
(c) Nothing.
(d) Blackness.

6. Who helped to lead the largest collective photographic project ever in the United States?
(a) Woodrow Wilson.
(b) Roy Emerson Stryker.
(c) Abraham Lincoln.
(d) Eleanor Roosevelt.

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

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

9. Surrealism is like a _____________ because it can't make anything new - it can only judge the past.
(a) True ego.
(b) Power trip.
(c) Death trip.
(d) Wild ride.

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

11. Whitman's view was challenged and entirely defeated mostly by accident by ________________.
(a) Government.
(b) Laws.
(c) Mirrors.
(d) Photography.

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

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

14. Photography presupposes that _____________ can be a comprehensible totality, according to Sontag.
(a) People.
(b) Reality.
(c) Nature.
(d) Children.

15. Diane Arbus is discussed as having been one to photograph the ____________ of society.
(a) Dark corners.
(b) Freaks.
(c) Ignored.
(d) Rich.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Photographs appropriate place and identity by the act of _________ reproduction, according to Sontag.

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

4. Arbus admitted to the fact that her own work violated her own ______________ because of its content.

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

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