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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 yields to viewers _____________ to look and to act as a sort of voyeur without repercussion.
(a) A desire.
(b) Permission.
(c) A need.
(d) A push.

2. American photographers feel the country is simply too _______ to be understood - instead it must simply be catalogued.
(a) Good.
(b) Old.
(c) Big.
(d) Important.

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

4. What are the shadows in the cave shadows of, according to the book?
(a) Colors.
(b) Real objects.
(c) Faith.
(d) Dragons.

5. According to Sontag, photographs are held to be definitive ___________, though Sontag does not support this idea with facts.
(a) Power.
(b) Diction.
(c) Evidence.
(d) Measurement.

Short Answer Questions

1. Arbus admitted to the fact that her own work violated her own ______________ because of its content.

2. Photography makes a compassionate response to presented images ________________.

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

4. Unlike what the previous parts of the chapter say, Sontag goes on to say that photography can inform ____________.

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. What is the significance of the title of this particular chapter of this Susan Sontag book?

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

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

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