Regarding the Pain of Others Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The mass media bombarded viewers with shocking images because:
(a) These images received the highest interest ratings in viewer polls.
(b) They were more likely to stand out from the countless images people saw every day.
(c) People secretly enjoy images of mass destruction.
(d) The public demanded the uncensored truth.

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

3. Sontag argues that the most extensive kind of censorship is which of the following?
(a) Government censorship.
(b) Military censorship.
(c) The self-censorship of broadcast companies.
(d) The censorship implied by public sensibility.

4. Photographic representations of the Vietnam War was essential to promoting:
(a) Patriotic sentiment.
(b) The anti-war movement.
(c) International relations.
(d) New methods of communication.

5. The Brady war pictures were taken of which of the following wars?
(a) World War I.
(b) The American Civil War.
(c) The Crimean War.
(d) The Spanish Civil War.

Short Answer Questions

1. Sontag discusses the use of images of the dead to bolster hatred of the enemy. Which of the following recent events, aired on the Al Jazeera network, does she use as an example?

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

3. Sontag describes the way people experienced televised images of war in their own homes as which of the following?

4. Sontag argues that a photograph by which of these photographers triggered mass outcry against the Vietnam War?

5. Which was the first war to be "covered" by professional war journalists at the front lines?

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