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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Photographs also warp our sense of _________ as they are always minute in comparison to the real object.
(a) Value.
(b) Reality.
(c) Color.
(d) Scale.

2. Diane Arbus is discussed as having been one to photograph the ____________ of society.
(a) Dark corners.
(b) Freaks.
(c) Ignored.
(d) Rich.

3. What was the name of the story to which the name of this chapter refers?
(a) Plato's Republic.
(b) The Republic of Plato.
(c) The Loyalty of Plato.
(d) Plato's Cave.

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

5. What is NOT one of the things Sontag points out that photography seeks to look at?
(a) Social abjection.
(b) People.
(c) Nature.
(d) Paper.

Short Answer Questions

1. _____________ often use cameras and practice photography as a method of certifying their travel experience.

2. People with _________ are more likely to have cameras than people who do not have them.

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

4. The surrealist movement courts _________ and incongruous juxtaposition in its use.

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What was Whitman's cultural and social influence, coined Whitmanesque, according to the text?

2. How does surrealism look at wealth, which is the same way that photography seems to look at wealth?

3. What kind of art does Sontag believe photography has become, according to the text in this chapter?

4. What did Steichen thus do with his photographs in terms of creating importance with the subject of the picture?

5. Who were some of the groups of people who Diane Arbus took pictures of when she was creating portraits?

6. What do photographs do to the scale of an object within the photograph and in real life, according to Sontag?

7. Why is surrealism not necessarily a universal art form, according to this particular chapter?

8. What are the ways in which an American photographer and a European photographer differ?

9. On what other artistic areas does photography impose standards according to Sontag in this chapter?

10. How did Whitman want to see society as a whole, according to Sontag's writings in this chapter?

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