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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. The surrealist movement courts _________ and incongruous juxtaposition in its use.
(a) Justice.
(b) Accidents.
(c) Truth.
(d) Reality.

3. Photography has made the world unable to perceive the _________ beyond the photograph, according to Sontag.
(a) Emotions.
(b) Real world.
(c) Land.
(d) Colors.

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

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

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

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

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

9. In large measure, photography has replaced experiential interaction with __________, according to the book.
(a) True desire.
(b) God.
(c) The ether.
(d) The world.

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

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

12. Whitman's idea was to look beyond the idea of __________ and of ugliness to see more in the world.
(a) Understanding.
(b) Peace.
(c) Beauty.
(d) Joy.

13. Whitman wanted people to begin to see that they needed to accept the _________ within the society.
(a) Horror.
(b) Happiness.
(c) Music.
(d) Real.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Whitman sought in his work to find _____________ between the differences which exist.

2. The FSA program seems to indicate that when you photograph an object, you can _____________.

3. What movement is capricious and inadvertent, according to Sontag?

4. Arbus presented her subjects as ______________ who were a part of the universal, the opposite of Whitman's ideas.

5. When did the largest collection photographic project take place with the help of the FSA?

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