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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Photography on the war front was first banned in an organized fashion during which of the following wars?
(a) World War II.
(b) World War I.
(c) The Boer War.
(d) The Spanish Civil War.

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

4. Sontag calls for the reader's sympathy for the wounded Taliban soldier whose pain graced the cover of "The New York Times" by suggesting which of the following?
(a) The man was a human being.
(b) The man deserved greater respect for serving his government in war.
(c) The man's suffering should be a private affair.
(d) The man's loved ones would discover the images one day.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Sontag claims that American journalists have always followed one tacit prohibition. What have American journalists always avoided?

2. Sontag argues that technological advances changed the way the public understands war by:

3. Noting the long history of the "iconography of suffering," Sontag lists three types of art which depict incredible agony. Which of the following is NOT one of them?

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

5. A heated debate emerged when a weekly paper in Boston ran a video of which American journalist's execution in Pakistan?

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