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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. Diane Arbus is discussed as having been one to photograph the ____________ of society.
(a) Ignored.
(b) Rich.
(c) Freaks.
(d) Dark corners.

2. Some photographers are ___________, seeking to document and visually examine the world.
(a) Students.
(b) Moralists.
(c) Teachers.
(d) Scientists.

3. Whitman strove to argue that the world should be seen as a ______________ whole, welded together.
(a) Hand-holding.
(b) Homogeneous.
(c) Peaceful.
(d) Heterogeneous.

4. What was the profession or the career choice for Whitman during his time in the world?
(a) Chemical engineer.
(b) President.
(c) Poet.
(d) Novelist.

5. What kind of photographer is interested in the awakening consciousness?
(a) European.
(b) American.
(c) South American.
(d) African.

Short Answer Questions

1. When did the largest collection photographic project take place with the help of the FSA?

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

3. Whitman sought in his work to find _____________ between the differences which exist.

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

5. The camera's drive toward enabling _______________ use promotes the use of photography as a means of pornography.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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