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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 4.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Fenton's "The Valley of the Shadow of Death" is unique for which of the following reasons?
(a) It requires hours of production and setup.
(b) It is the only photograph in his collection that did not need to be staged.
(c) It ignores the directions from the War Office.
(d) It provides a uniquely poignant depiction of the horror of war.

2. Sontag suggests that the camera always "kept company with _________".
(a) War.
(b) Death.
(c) Art.
(d) Life.

3. Audiences may question the veracity of photographs because:
(a) Images can be staged or manipulated.
(b) Anyone can photograph an event.
(c) Photojournalists are unreliable.
(d) Newspapers and magazines caption the images.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Sontag, confirming Walter Lippmann's assertion, argues that photography replaced which of the following media for representing the truth?

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

3. Sontag argues that we are most disappointed to discover that which type of photographs have been staged?

4. Which of the following magazines was NOT devoted entirely to photography?

5. Sontag discusses the subtitle of "Here is New York" in some detail. What was this subtitle?

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