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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

5. The FSA project took pictures of __________ groups living in rural areas and experiencing rural problems.
(a) Feral.
(b) High income.
(c) Low income.
(d) Freak.

6. Arbus simply strove to present the subjects of her photographs as ____________ to the viewers.
(a) Deadly.
(b) Normal.
(c) Freaks.
(d) Scary.

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

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

9. Photography presupposes that _____________ can be a comprehensible totality, according to Sontag.
(a) Reality.
(b) People.
(c) Children.
(d) Nature.

10. Photography idealizes subjects and makes ________ of people who are in the photographs.
(a) Scarecrows.
(b) Objects.
(c) Statues.
(d) Soldiers.

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

12. As the text says, "Hobbesian man roams the streets, quite visible, with ____________ in his hair."
(a) A ribbon.
(b) Glitter.
(c) Lace.
(d) Blood.

13. What are the shadows in the cave shadows of, according to the book?
(a) Faith.
(b) Colors.
(c) Real objects.
(d) Dragons.

14. What was the profession or the career choice for Whitman during his time in the world?
(a) Poet.
(b) President.
(c) Chemical engineer.
(d) Novelist.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What kind of photographer is interested in the picturesque when he/she is taking photographs?

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

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

4. To Whitman, the ___________ was important and it was critical to accept this truth.

5. Like modern art, according to Sontag, photography lowers ___________ in those who view it.

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