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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Eventually, according to this chapter, _______________ will be photographed.

3. _____________ often use cameras and practice photography as a method of certifying their travel experience.

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

5. Photography has become a bit of a surrealist art, not a/an __________ art, but close to it, according to Sontag.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Who were some of the groups of people who Diane Arbus took pictures of when she was creating portraits?

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

6. How might the surrealist art movement be described, according to Sontag in this chapter?

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

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

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

10. What are the ways in which an American photographer and a European photographer differ?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Whitman strove to look beyond beauty and ugliness into the essential value of a person or object, something that photography can do as well.

Part 1: How do you define beauty in this world? Why?

Part 2: How do you define ugliness in this world? Why?

Part 3: Do you think it's possible to look beyond ugliness and beauty? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Sontag points out that some photographers are like scientists, documenting and examining the world.

Part 1: Why do you think photographers could be called scientists?

Part 2: Do you think photography is necessary in science? Why or why not?

Part 3: Why do you think it's important to document the world? Or isn't it?

Essay Topic 3

In the end, Sontag points out that some people seem to prefer photographic images to reality.

Part 1: How are photographs superior to reality?

Part 2: Why do you think reality might be less appealing to others?

Part 3: Do you prefer photographs or reality? Why?

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