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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Images of the Gulf War were filtered to portray the "techno war." The public was exposed to only those images that portrayed which of the following sentiments?
(a) American military superiority over the enemy.
(b) Savagery of conventional warfare, compared to American techno war.
(c) Wondrous technological advancements.
(d) American military mercy.

2. According to Sontag, anti-war sentiment:
(a) Was considered treasonous.
(b) Overcame the militarized frenzy of the war years.
(c) Produced peace.
(d) Emerged in the arts across Europe after World War I.

3. "The Killing Fields" depicts which of the following?
(a) The dead and dying of the Korean War.
(b) The mass deaths during the Spanish Civil War.
(c) The atrocities committed by the Khmer Rouge.
(d) The casualties of Bunker Hill.

4. In transforming an event or person into something that can be owned, photographs:
(a) Objectify.
(b) Elevate.
(c) Commoditize.
(d) Degrade.

5. Which of the following pairs of images appeared side-by-side in a 1937 issue of "Life"?
(a) The bombing of Guernica and Vitalis men's hair cream.
(b) A dying Republican soldier and Vitalis men's hair cream.
(c) A dying Republican soldier and a mother holding her child while looking at the sky.
(d) A mother holding her child while looking at the sky and Vitalis men's hair cream.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Sontag cites William Hazlitt's claim that sympathy is no more a part of human nature than is which of the following?

3. Audiences may question the veracity of photographs because:

4. Which of the following images was often thought to represent a mother, looking tellingly into the sky during an air raid of the Spanish Civil War?

5. 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?

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