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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What kind of takeover did photography's influence lead to, according to Sontag?
(a) Roptist.
(b) Surrealist.
(c) Realist.
(d) Nihilist.

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

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

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

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

6. People with _________ are more likely to have cameras than people who do not have them.
(a) Mothers.
(b) Children.
(c) Cars.
(d) Pets.

7. _____________ often use cameras and practice photography as a method of certifying their travel experience.
(a) Women.
(b) Children.
(c) Men.
(d) Tourists.

8. Camera use is especially pronounced in tourists who come from cultures that stress activity and ______________.
(a) Accomplishment.
(b) Art.
(c) Technology.
(d) Committment.

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

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

11. Photography often makes the photographer incapable of _____________ - one can either document or do something else.
(a) Closing their eyes.
(b) Committment.
(c) Feeling.
(d) Intervention.

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

13. Surrealism seeks to document and to reconnoiter ___________, much in the same way that photography does.
(a) Books.
(b) Animals.
(c) Society.
(d) Class.

14. Photography, like other surrealist arts, is itself ___________ and yet it is transitory, according to Sontag.
(a) Confusing.
(b) Frozen in time.
(c) Stationary.
(d) Death.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What picture of Steichen's was composed of portraiture that showed the universal in the individual?

2. Surrealism, like photography, seeks to look at ___________ objects, according to those who deem them so.

3. In relation to sexuality, the very act of photography infers a perverse ________________.

4. Whose technique is considered to be impeccable, according to this chapter of the book?

5. The project with the FSA was enormously influential in depicting to America the __________ face of man and his struggles.

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