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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Sontag discusses the use of images of the dead to bolster hatred of the enemy. Which of the following recent events, aired on the Al Jazeera network, does she use as an example?
(a) The destruction of the Word Trade Center in 2001.
(b) The hanging of Sadam Hussein.
(c) The destruction of the Jenin refugee camp in 2002.
(d) The invasion of Iraq in 2003.

2. Sontag presents her own objection to Salgado's "Migrations." Why does Sontag criticize Salgado's work?
(a) He profited greatly from the exhibition of the photographs while the subjects received nothing.
(b) He generalized different social and political situations under the anonymous umbrella of suffering.
(c) He staged many of the photographs to create more dramatic depictions of human agony.
(d) He reprinted images of refugees without their consent, display a disregard for their rights.

3. The Brady war pictures were taken of which of the following wars?
(a) The Spanish Civil War.
(b) The Crimean War.
(c) The American Civil War.
(d) World War I.

4. 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?
(a) World War I.
(b) Napoleon's invasion of Spain.
(c) The bombing of Guernica.
(d) The Spanish Civil War.

5. Restrictions on media coverage of the British campaign in the Falklands was notable for which of the following reasons?
(a) They were stricter than any censorship since the Crimean War.
(b) They prohibited foreign journalists from covering the story.
(c) They opened the event to full-scale television coverage.
(d) They allowed only government-sponsored journalists.

Short Answer Questions

1. Sontag cites the Japanese narrative "Chushingura" in which the protagonist stops to appreciate the beauty of cherry blossoms one last time before committing ritual suicide as an example of which kind of shocking art?

2. Sontag suggests that the camera always "kept company with _________".

3. Which of the following best describes the "CNN effect" as discussed by Sontag?

4. Although Sontag is pessimistic about the broad effects of atrocity photographs, she did mention one positive outcome. What was it?

5. Sontag describes the way people experienced televised images of war in their own homes as which of the following?

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