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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Arbus admitted to the fact that her own work violated her own ______________ because of its content.
(a) Morals.
(b) Rules.
(c) Understanding.
(d) Innocence.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

14. Photography makes a compassionate response to presented images ________________.
(a) Obscure.
(b) Positive.
(c) Modern.
(d) Irrelevant.

15. Photography allows all of the goals of surrealism to conflate into a _________ art, according to Sontag.
(a) Understanding.
(b) Mimetic.
(c) Fine.
(d) Universal.

Short Answer Questions

1. Some photographers are _________, seeking to clarify or to identify a world vision.

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

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

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

5. Whitman wanted people to begin to look at the essential ____________ of a person in order to define a person or object.

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