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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 8.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following is true about representations of the dead or dying in American media?
(a) American journalism favors American subjects, often overlooking people in "remote" places.
(b) The faces of the dead and dying from "exotic" places are more likely to be shown.
(c) FCC laws prohibit the printing of images including the faces of war victims.
(d) American news media applies the same standards of decency to all victims, regardless of country of origin.

2. Sontag discusses "Here Is New York," a photography exhibit depicting September 11th. Whom did the organizers ask to contribute photographs?
(a) Amateurs only.
(b) Professional artists only.
(c) Photojournalists only.
(d) Anyone who captured an image of the tragedy.

3. Sontag, confirming Walter Lippmann's assertion, argues that photography replaced which of the following media for representing the truth?
(a) Eye-witness testimonies.
(b) Religious texts such as the Bible.
(c) Artistic representations such as paintings or drawings.
(d) Scientific studies.

4. Which of the following pairs of images appeared side-by-side in a 1937 issue of "Life"?
(a) A mother holding her child while looking at the sky and Vitalis men's hair cream.
(b) The bombing of Guernica and Vitalis men's hair cream.
(c) A dying Republican soldier and a mother holding her child while looking at the sky.
(d) A dying Republican soldier and Vitalis men's hair cream.

5. Which of the following was NOT true of the "Here Is New York" exhibit?
(a) The images were displayed uncaptioned.
(b) One image from each contributer was selected.
(c) The identity of the photographer was kept secret until after the image was purchased.
(d) Images were selected on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Short Answer Questions

1. Sarajevans were angered by a photography exhibit which featured photographs of their suffering alongside images of which other country's people?

2. A heated debate emerged when a weekly paper in Boston ran a video of which American journalist's execution in Pakistan?

3. U.S. bombing of Afghanistan was conducted remotely from which of the following locations?

4. In its early days, photography was thought to:

5. Sontag notes that post-colonial Africa is most commonly known to the American public based on a series of which of the following groups of images?

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