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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. Sontag defines photography as an aid to ______________ in the opening chapter.
(a) The underworld.
(b) Masturbation.
(c) Children.
(d) Criminal activity.

2. Photography presupposes that _____________ can be a comprehensible totality, according to Sontag.
(a) Reality.
(b) Nature.
(c) People.
(d) Children.

3. Alfred Stieglitz produced photographs which supported Whitman's ideas, termed euphoric _____________.
(a) Realism.
(b) Humanism.
(c) Picarism.
(d) Truthism.

4. Camera use is especially pronounced in tourists who come from cultures that stress activity and ______________.
(a) Art.
(b) Committment.
(c) Accomplishment.
(d) Technology.

5. Arbus presented her subjects as ______________ who were a part of the universal, the opposite of Whitman's ideas.
(a) Groups.
(b) Families.
(c) Individuals.
(d) Freaks.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. Photography allows all of the goals of surrealism to conflate into a _________ art, according to Sontag.

4. In what year was photography invented, according to Sontag's research as outlined in this book?

5. Photography yields to viewers _____________ to look and to act as a sort of voyeur without repercussion.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. What kind of art does Sontag believe photography has become, according to the text in this chapter?

8. Why is surrealism not necessarily a universal art form, according to this particular chapter?

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

10. What has photography established, according to Sontag in this chapter in relation to how objects are seen?

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