Regarding the Pain of Others Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which was the first war to be "covered" by professional war journalists at the front lines?
(a) World War I.
(b) The Spanish Civil War.
(c) World War II.
(d) The American Civil War.

2. Sontag describes a famous photograph from the Spanish Civil War in which two things occur simultaneously. What are those two things?
(a) A soldier was shot and the commander surrendered.
(b) A boy died and a helicopter landed.
(c) A shot was fired and a soldier fell.
(d) The photograph was snapped and the soldier was hit by a bullet.

3. Sontag observes that "Here Is New York" had no need for captions, but suggests that:
(a) Many visitors were offended by the images they saw because they did not have a caption to explain them.
(b) The photographers complained that their work did not receive proper explanation.
(c) Many people misunderstood the images.
(d) One day, they will be necessary for those who did not experience the tragedy.

4. According to Sontag, photographs of atrocities are best received if they are:
(a) Images of familiar places or people.
(b) Close-ups of compelling scenes.
(c) So artistically simple as to seem uncomposed.
(d) Well-lit and high-contrast.

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 more disturbing.
(b) It was less prevalent.
(c) It was more common.
(d) It was less graphic.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. Paraphrasing Woolf, Sontag states that the privileged class fails to respond to images of war with the appropriate pain. She describes this as a:

4. Krieg dem Kriege contains images captioned in which four languages?

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

(see the answer key)

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