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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 3.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Sontag discusses reactions to the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Which of the following is NOT a reaction Sontag recalls hearing?
(a) "It felt unreal."
(b) "It felt like a dream."
(c) "It felt like a movie."
(d) "It felt surreal."

2. According to Sontag, why do images of atrocities fail to convey a singular, universal message?
(a) They inspire only disgust.
(b) They are too graphic.
(c) They require context and explanation.
(d) They are inappropriate for mass publication.

3. Which antiwar book which shows images from German military archives does Sontag reference?
(a) J'accuse.
(b) Krieg dem Kriege!
(c) Three Guinneas.
(d) The Face of War.

4. Sontag discusses a famous series of photographs taken by Tyler Hicks, titled "A Nation Challenged." What does this series depict?
(a) Osama Bin Laden.
(b) Hugo Chavez.
(c) A wounded Taliban soldier.
(d) The destruction of the Twin Towers.

5. The mass media bombarded viewers with shocking images because:
(a) They were more likely to stand out from the countless images people saw every day.
(b) The public demanded the uncensored truth.
(c) These images received the highest interest ratings in viewer polls.
(d) People secretly enjoy images of mass destruction.

Short Answer Questions

1. Sontag describes a famous photograph from the Spanish Civil War in which two things occur simultaneously. What are those two things?

2. Ultimately, Sontag claims that war is:

3. 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?

4. Which of the following was NOT true of the "Here Is New York" exhibit?

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

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