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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. Whitman sought in his work to find _____________ between the differences which exist.
(a) Identity.
(b) Understanding.
(c) Community.
(d) Truth.

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

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

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

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

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

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

11. Photographs now impose standards of art, culture, and ________ in the world, according to this chapter.
(a) Patriotism.
(b) Identity.
(c) Honor.
(d) Innovation.

12. Surrealism, like photography, seeks to look at ___________ objects, according to those who deem them so.
(a) Useful.
(b) Dark.
(c) Dramatic.
(d) Important.

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

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

15. Arbus simply strove to present the subjects of her photographs as ____________ to the viewers.
(a) Freaks.
(b) Deadly.
(c) Normal.
(d) Scary.

Short Answer Questions

1. Photography often makes the photographer incapable of _____________ - one can either document or do something else.

2. The surrealist movement courts _________ and incongruous juxtaposition in its use.

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

4. The program with the FSA resulted in political and social _________ being placed on the rural poor.

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

(see the answer keys)

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