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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Sontag argues that Woolf's view, like many other "antiwar polemicists" is:
(a) Idealistic.
(b) Narrow-minded.
(c) Out-dated.
(d) Generic.

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

3. Which Virginia Woolf book does Sontag discuss in detail?
(a) Three Guineas.
(b) Mrs. Dalloway.
(c) Orlando.
(d) The Hours.

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

5. Sontag notes that at the time Virginia Woolf wrote "Three Guineas," war journalism was different than it is now. How was it different?
(a) It was less graphic.
(b) It was less prevalent.
(c) It was more disturbing.
(d) It was more common.

Short Answer Questions

1. Sontag argues that creating lasting interest in war image requires which of the following?

2. Ultimately, Sontag claims that war is:

3. Which of the following pairs of images appeared side-by-side in a 1937 issue of "Life"?

4. Which was the first war to be "covered" by professional war journalists at the front lines?

5. Faced with "information overload," people remember a photograph because it is a quick way of storing information, much like which of the following strategies?

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