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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Sontag argues that creating lasting interest in war image requires which of the following?
(a) A plethora of shocking images.
(b) A reputation for cutting-edge journalism.
(c) A large budget from advertising.
(d) A brave star witness.

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

3. 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) The media sensationalizes stories of atrocity.
(b) Overexposure to images in the media makes people callous.
(c) Repeated images in the media exhaust our ability to prevent new atrocities.
(d) Limited exposure diminishes the impact the images have on an audience.

4. Sarajevans were angered by a photography exhibit which featured photographs of their suffering alongside images of which other country's people?
(a) Bosnia.
(b) Bulgaria.
(c) Somalia.
(d) Rhodesia.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who took the infamous image of Brigadier General Nguyen Ngoc Loan executing a Vietcong suspect in the street?

2. Although the camera captures the scene in front of it, Sontag suggests that the ______ may manipulate the image.

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

4. Sontag calls for the reader's sympathy for the wounded Taliban soldier whose pain graced the cover of "The New York Times" by suggesting which of the following?

5. How many images did the "Here Is New York" exhibit originally receive?

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