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Multiple Choice Questions

1. The art of taking documentary photographs instead of helping a situation is a tacit ____________ that whatever is going on should keep on happening.
(a) Permission.
(b) Encouragement.
(c) Denial.
(d) Joy.

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

3. The program with the FSA resulted in political and social _________ being placed on the rural poor.
(a) Attention.
(b) Pressure.
(c) Pity.
(d) Power.

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

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

6. What kind of photographer is interested in the picturesque when he/she is taking photographs?
(a) African.
(b) European.
(c) American.
(d) South American.

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

8. A photograph can only convey ____________of something, but gives no real information about the subject.
(a) A shape.
(b) A word.
(c) A sense.
(d) A picture.

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

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

11. Like modern art, according to Sontag, photography lowers ___________ in those who view it.
(a) Understanding.
(b) Trust.
(c) Inhibitions.
(d) Sensitivities.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. With the help of captions, photographs can be made to speak, but the caption is obviously ____________.

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

4. What kind of photographer is interested in the awakening consciousness?

5. In relation to sexuality, the very act of photography infers a perverse ________________.

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