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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. Photography seems to establish what is worth __________ and what should be in a photograph.
(a) Money.
(b) Avoidance.
(c) Looking at.
(d) Worship.

2. Arbus made everybody look ________________ when she took her photographs.
(a) Exactly the same.
(b) Deformed.
(c) Unnatural.
(d) Weird.

3. The camera can be used to intrude a form of _______ into leisure, within some cultures.
(a) Work.
(b) Measurment.
(c) Boredom.
(d) Achievement.

4. As a result of being considered to be documentation, photographs yield a _______ that no other art form can yield.
(a) Power.
(b) Veracity.
(c) Truth.
(d) Humor.

5. Surrealism is bound by ________ and is dated in its contents, according to Sontag.
(a) Class.
(b) Authors.
(c) Art.
(d) Frame.

Short Answer Questions

1. One of the things that Sontag reminds the reader is that Surrealism is not a __________ art form.

2. Arbus simply strove to present the subjects of her photographs as ____________ to the viewers.

3. With the help of captions, photographs can be made to speak, but the caption is obviously ____________.

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

5. Photography idealizes subjects and makes ________ of people who are in the photographs.

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Whitman think about those things which are often deemed trivial and those things considered to be real?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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