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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 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) A dying Republican soldier and a mother holding her child while looking at the sky.
(c) A dying Republican soldier and Vitalis men's hair cream.
(d) The bombing of Guernica and Vitalis men's hair cream.

2. Which of the following poets expressed concerns about the effect of national-scale events on human sensibility in 1800?
(a) Pound.
(b) Hemingway.
(c) Eliot.
(d) Wordsworth.

3. Sontag claims that American journalists have always followed one tacit prohibition. What have American journalists always avoided?
(a) Printing images of American-committed war crimes.
(b) Printing images of mass American casualties.
(c) Printing images of suffering women and children.
(d) Printing images of the faces of American dead.

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

5. Sontag discusses another common belief regarding media coverage of an event, and suggested that it may seem to contradict the first common belief she addresses. What is this second idea?
(a) Repeated images in the media exhaust our ability to prevent new atrocities.
(b) Limited exposure diminishes the impact the images have on an audience.
(c) The media sensationalizes stories of atrocity.
(d) Overexposure to images in the media makes people callous.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is true about representations of the dead or dying in American media?

2. Images of the Gulf War were filtered to portray the "techno war." The public was exposed to only those images that portrayed which of the following sentiments?

3. Which of the following terms does Sontag define as a commonly used term for those whose profession like journalists takes them into war zones?

4. Sontag argues that a photograph by which of these photographers triggered mass outcry against the Vietnam War?

5. Sontag discusses one year in European history in which the photograph was able to truly capture the nature of human atrocities. Which year was it?

(see the answer key)

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