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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. Photographers sought to illustrate ____________in discord, or a polity among banal and trivial subjects.
(a) Wonder.
(b) Accord.
(c) Truth.
(d) Concord.

2. ________ Whitman is the focus of this chapter, even though he was not a photographer in his time.
(a) Joe.
(b) Phillip.
(c) Terrence.
(d) Walt.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the name of the story to which the name of this chapter refers?

2. Arbus' pictures were presented as _____________, even though the content at the time was not considered so.

3. The camera can be used to intrude a form of _______ into leisure, within some cultures.

4. Eventually, according to this chapter, _______________ will be photographed.

5. Camera use is especially pronounced in tourists who come from cultures that stress activity and ______________.

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is photography a democratizing experience, according to Sontag in this particular chapter of the book?

2. Why does Sontag believe that tourists always use cameras during their trips to new and exciting places?

3. How are photographs usually held as definitive evidence in the world, according to Sontag?

4. What are the two groups into which photographers can be categorized, according to the text in this chapter?

5. What does Surrealism strive to do in society, much like the goals of photography in the world?

6. What does Susan Sontag suggest that photography has made society do in relation to reality?

7. How might the surrealist art movement be described, according to Sontag in this chapter?

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

9. What has photography established, according to Sontag in this chapter in relation to how objects are seen?

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

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