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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Sontag references an agreement in which the United States, France, Great Britain, Germany, Italy and Japan came together to renounce war. What is the name of this agreement?
(a) The Treaty of Brandenburg.
(b) Kellogg-Briad Pact of 1928.
(c) The Treaty of Versailles.
(d) The Non-Aggression Pact of 1937.

2. According to Sontag, war journalism first developed during which of the following two wars?
(a) World War II and the Vietnam War.
(b) The Crimean War and the American Civil War.
(c) World War I and World War II.
(d) The American Revolution and the American Civil War.

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

4. Fenton's "The Valley of the Shadow of Death" is unique for which of the following reasons?
(a) It provides a uniquely poignant depiction of the horror of war.
(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 requires hours of production and setup.

5. At the end of World War II, a group of journalists formed Magnum Photo Agency. Which of the following photographers was not among them?
(a) Henri Cartier-Bresson.
(b) Ernst Friedrich.
(c) Robert Capa.
(d) David Seymour.

Short Answer Questions

1. To whom did the "Here Is New York" exhibit donate the proceeds?

2. According to Sontag, why do images of atrocities fail to convey a singular, universal message?

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

4. Sontag suggests that a catastrophic event that is experienced in real life. . .

5. Sontag argues that Goya's "The Disasters of War" was a turning point in the depiction of suffering. What does she cite as her reason?

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