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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Sontag describes a famous photograph from the Spanish Civil War in which two things occur simultaneously. What are those two things?
(a) A boy died and a helicopter landed.
(b) A shot was fired and a soldier fell.
(c) The photograph was snapped and the soldier was hit by a bullet.
(d) A soldier was shot and the commander surrendered.

2. Sontag suggests that Plato anticipated which of the following psychological models?
(a) Skinner's box.
(b) Jung's archetypes.
(c) Freud's id, ego and superego.
(d) Pavlov's classical conditioning.

3. Sontag claims that American journalists have always followed one tacit prohibition. What have American journalists always avoided?
(a) Printing images of suffering women and children.
(b) Printing images of American-committed war crimes.
(c) Printing images of mass American casualties.
(d) Printing images of the faces of American dead.

4. The conflicts in the Balkans in the 1990s stood out to many onlookers for which of the following reasons?
(a) The media hyped the conflicts by airing footage during each broadcast.
(b) Most people believe that atrocities like that do not happen in Europe.
(c) The violence was more extreme than other conflicts of the era.
(d) Government propaganda incited great public interest.

5. Which was the first war to be covered by television cameras?
(a) The Korean War.
(b) The Vietnam War.
(c) The War on Terror.
(d) Desert Storm.

Short Answer Questions

1. Andy Warhol silk screened which of the following images of war as his only direct statement about the atrocity of war?

2. Which of the following magazines was NOT devoted entirely to photography?

3. Faced with "information overload," people remember a photograph because it is a quick way of storing information, much like which of the following strategies?

4. The mass media bombarded viewers with shocking images because:

5. Sontag, confirming Walter Lippmann's assertion, argues that photography replaced which of the following media for representing the truth?

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