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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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?
(a) Images of the martyrdom of the Christian saints.
(b) The Pieta.
(c) Images and scultpures of the Passion of Christ.
(d) The statue of Laocoon and his sons.

2. According to Sontag, "to photograph is to frame, and to frame is to _______".
(a) Include.
(b) Highlight.
(c) Exclude.
(d) Alter.

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

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 requires hours of production and setup.
(d) It ignores the directions from the War Office.

5. Sontag describes the way people experienced televised images of war in their own homes as which of the following?
(a) Tele-intimacy.
(b) Diplomatic distance.
(c) Comfortable distance.
(d) Mediated intimacy.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. The media may inform the public of war crimes and atrocities, but often fails to capture the:

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

4. Which antiwar book which shows images from German military archives does Sontag reference?

5. Sontag claims that images of suffering in Africa send a double message. Which of the following best represents that message?

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