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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. Like surrealism, photography is often about ________ poverty and wealth in its contents or its themes.
(a) Extreme.
(b) Abject.
(c) Duly earned.
(d) True.

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

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

4. Photography allows all of the goals of surrealism to conflate into a _________ art, according to Sontag.
(a) Understanding.
(b) Fine.
(c) Universal.
(d) Mimetic.

5. The art of taking documentary photographs instead of helping a situation is a tacit ____________ that whatever is going on should keep on happening.
(a) Encouragement.
(b) Denial.
(c) Joy.
(d) Permission.

Short Answer Questions

1. What kind of photographer is interested in the awakening consciousness?

2. What are the shadows in the cave shadows of, according to the book?

3. Arbus made everybody look ________________ when she took her photographs.

4. Surrealism seeks to document and to reconnoiter ___________, much in the same way that photography does.

5. Photographs become ______________; they record the injuries time does to objects.

Short Essay Questions

1. Are people with children more or less likely to own a camera, according to Sontag's own findings?

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

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

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

7. How was "Family of Man" an opposite representation of what Whitman was trying to saw about humanity?

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

9. Why is it unusual to include writing about Walt Whitman in a book about photography?

10. What was the goal of the Farm Service Administration photographic project in 1935 as described in this chapter?

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