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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. The surrealist movement courts _________ and incongruous juxtaposition in its use.
(a) Justice.
(b) Truth.
(c) Accidents.
(d) Reality.

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

3. The FSA program seems to indicate that when you photograph an object, you can _____________.
(a) Believe in it.
(b) Expose it.
(c) Understand it.
(d) Change it.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What kind of takeover did photography's influence lead to, according to Sontag?

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

3. The art of taking documentary photographs instead of helping a situation is a tacit ____________ that whatever is going on should keep on happening.

4. What might separate the whole of humanity, according to Whitman in this chapter of this book?

5. Like surrealism, photography is often about ________ poverty and wealth in its contents or its themes.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why did photography come to be seen as a type of copulation with the material world?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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