Regarding the Pain of Others Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 9.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Photographic representations of the Vietnam War was essential to promoting:
(a) New methods of communication.
(b) The anti-war movement.
(c) Patriotic sentiment.
(d) International relations.

2. Fenton received directions from the War Office to do which of the following?
(a) Glorify war through patriotic images.
(b) Graphically depict the horrors of war.
(c) Avoid photographing the ill, wounded, dying and dead.
(d) Generate propaganda for Britain.

3. 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 surreal."
(c) "It felt like a movie."
(d) "It felt like a dream."

4. Which was the first war to be covered by television cameras?
(a) The War on Terror.
(b) The Korean War.
(c) Desert Storm.
(d) The Vietnam War.

5. Neither compassion nor moral indignation would be enough to do which of the following?
(a) Inspire change.
(b) End violence.
(c) Stop suffering.
(d) Motivate action.

Short Answer Questions

1. Ultimately, Sontag claims that war is:

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

3. Goya's "Los Desastres de la Guerra" (The Disasters of War) was a series of etchings published in 1863. Which of the following events does this series depict?

4. Sontag suggests that it is still possible to "feel the pulse of Christian iconography" in much war photography. Which famous work of art does she suggest can be seen in W. Eugene Smith's photograph of the woman in Minamata cradling her child?

5. Which sense did the ancient Greeks consider superior?

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