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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. The camera's drive toward enabling _______________ use promotes the use of photography as a means of pornography.
(a) Darkened.
(b) Illegal.
(c) Silly.
(d) Untrained.

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

4. What is NOT one of the groups of people that Arbus photographed during her career?
(a) Prostitutes.
(b) Lepers.
(c) Insane.
(d) Deformed.

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

6. To Whitman, the ___________ was important and it was critical to accept this truth.
(a) Beauty.
(b) Trivial.
(c) Darkness.
(d) Forest.

7. Arbus presented her subjects as ______________ who were a part of the universal, the opposite of Whitman's ideas.
(a) Individuals.
(b) Freaks.
(c) Families.
(d) Groups.

8. Photography also establishes what is allowable as an object of ____________, according to Sontag.
(a) Deity.
(b) Worth.
(c) Inspection.
(d) Pity.

9. The prisoners in the cave see only shadows, and thus believe those shadows are the totality of ____________.
(a) Their days.
(b) Reality.
(c) Their families.
(d) Their food.

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

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

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

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

14. ________ Whitman is the focus of this chapter, even though he was not a photographer in his time.
(a) Terrence.
(b) Phillip.
(c) Walt.
(d) Joe.

15. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Sontag, photographs are held to be definitive ___________, though Sontag does not support this idea with facts.

2. Photographers sought to illustrate ____________in discord, or a polity among banal and trivial subjects.

3. Photography idealizes subjects and makes ________ of people who are in the photographs.

4. Arbus' pictures were presented as _____________, even though the content at the time was not considered so.

5. What was the profession or the career choice for Whitman during his time in the world?

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