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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 7.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following works does Sontag site as containing the first recognition of the human fascination with mutilated bodies?
(a) Homer's "The Iliad."
(b) Plato's "The Republic."
(c) Virgil's "The Aeneid."
(d) Socrates' "Apologia."

2. Sontag, confirming Walter Lippmann's assertion, argues that photography replaced which of the following media for representing the truth?
(a) Eye-witness testimonies.
(b) Artistic representations such as paintings or drawings.
(c) Scientific studies.
(d) Religious texts such as the Bible.

3. The Brady group's approach to war photography differed from Fenton's approach in which of the following ways?
(a) The Brady group photographed the war without government permission, while Fenton had permission for his work.
(b) The Brady group was not commissioned by the government, while Fenton was.
(c) The Brady group was commissioned by the government, while Fenton was not.
(d) The Brady group had permission to access the fields, while Fenton did not.

4. Sontag presents her own objection to Salgado's "Migrations." Why does Sontag criticize Salgado's work?
(a) He profited greatly from the exhibition of the photographs while the subjects received nothing.
(b) He generalized different social and political situations under the anonymous umbrella of suffering.
(c) He staged many of the photographs to create more dramatic depictions of human agony.
(d) He reprinted images of refugees without their consent, display a disregard for their rights.

5. Sontag argues that a photograph by which of these photographers triggered mass outcry against the Vietnam War?
(a) Robert Capa.
(b) Ernst Friedrich.
(c) Henri Cartier-Bresson.
(d) Larry Burroughs.

Short Answer Questions

1. Sontag claims that Bataille could see extreme pain as a form of __________.

2. According to Sontag, "to photograph is to frame, and to frame is to _______".

3. Sontag cites the Japanese narrative "Chushingura" in which the protagonist stops to appreciate the beauty of cherry blossoms one last time before committing ritual suicide as an example of which kind of shocking art?

4. _______ is a classic use for the camera.

5. Restrictions on media coverage of the British campaign in the Falklands was notable for which of the following reasons?

(see the answer key)

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