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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. In what year was photography invented, according to Sontag's research as outlined in this book?
(a) 1818.
(b) 1839.
(c) 1828.
(d) 1812.

3. Like surrealism, photography is often about ________ poverty and wealth in its contents or its themes.
(a) True.
(b) Extreme.
(c) Duly earned.
(d) Abject.

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

5. What kind of photographer is interested in the awakening consciousness?
(a) South American.
(b) African.
(c) European.
(d) American.

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

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

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

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

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

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

12. American photographers feel the country is simply too _______ to be understood - instead it must simply be catalogued.
(a) Old.
(b) Good.
(c) Important.
(d) Big.

13. 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) Denial.
(c) Encouragement.
(d) Joy.

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

15. When did the largest collection photographic project take place with the help of the FSA?
(a) 1890.
(b) 1828.
(c) 1935.
(d) 1928.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whitman's view was challenged and entirely defeated mostly by accident by ________________.

2. Arbus admitted to the fact that her own work violated her own ______________ because of its content.

3. The cave allegory speaks of __________ chained to a wall within the story itself.

4. What did the acronym FSA stand for in relation to the most ambitious collection photographic project?

5. What is NOT one of the things Sontag points out that photography seeks to look at?

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