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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.

2. Photographs become ______________; they record the injuries time does to objects.
(a) Stories.
(b) Artifacts.
(c) Arguments.
(d) Mementos.

3. One of the things that Sontag reminds the reader is that Surrealism is not a __________ art form.
(a) Honest.
(b) Scattered.
(c) Universal.
(d) Peaceful.

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

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

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

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

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

9. Edward Steichen photographed __________ objects to demonstrate technique and insight within photography.
(a) Normal.
(b) Vapid.
(c) Moving.
(d) Still.

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

11. What is NOT one of the ways that surrealism is described by Sontag in this particular chapter?
(a) Dated.
(b) Irrational.
(c) Joyful.
(d) Anecdotal.

12. Photographs appropriate place and identity by the act of _________ reproduction, according to Sontag.
(a) Mimetic.
(b) Truthful.
(c) Sharp.
(d) Proper.

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

14. According to Sontag, photographs are held to be definitive ___________, though Sontag does not support this idea with facts.
(a) Measurement.
(b) Diction.
(c) Power.
(d) Evidence.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. Alfred Stieglitz produced photographs which supported Whitman's ideas, termed euphoric _____________.

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

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

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