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

2. A photograph can only convey ____________of something, but gives no real information about the subject.
(a) A sense.
(b) A shape.
(c) A word.
(d) A picture.

3. What picture of Steichen's was composed of portraiture that showed the universal in the individual?
(a) Family of All.
(b) Family of Man.
(c) Family of One.
(d) Family of the Universal.

4. Some photographers are ___________, seeking to document and visually examine the world.
(a) Teachers.
(b) Scientists.
(c) Moralists.
(d) Students.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Photographs also warp our sense of _________ as they are always minute in comparison to the real object.

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

3. Photography often makes the photographer incapable of _____________ - one can either document or do something else.

4. ________ Whitman is the focus of this chapter, even though he was not a photographer in his time.

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What do photographs of the same subject over the course of many years show about this person or this item?

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

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

4. How does photography encourage voyeurism in those who look at photographs?

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

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

7. How does photography make the photographer incapable of intervening in a situation?

8. What did the Farm Service Administration effectively show about the power of photography?

9. What did Edward Steichen photograph in order to show that objects aren't always as simple as they appear?

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

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