Regarding the Pain of Others Quiz | Eight Week Quiz F

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 8.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Which of the following magazines was NOT devoted entirely to photography?
(a) Life.
(b) Picture Post.
(c) Vu.
(d) National Geographic.

3. The protagonist of J'Accuse, the 1938 anti-war film, cries out which of the following in German and in English?
(a) "War is ugly!"
(b) "The face of war!"
(c) "The horror!"
(d) "Your sacrifices were in vain!"

4. Using the example of Ground Zero, Sontag argues that photographs have the power to do which of the following to their subject?
(a) Capture the unseen in it.
(b) Degrade it to something consumable.
(c) Elevate it to something venerable.
(d) Transform it to something beautiful.

5. According to Sontag, photojournalism was used post-9/11 to:
(a) Promote messages of peace and pacificism.
(b) Increase support for military action.
(c) Increase sensitivity toward Middle-Eastern Americans.
(d) Inform the public of the event.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In its early days, photography was thought to:

3. U.S. bombing of Afghanistan was conducted remotely from which of the following locations?

4. Goya's "Los Desastres de la Guerra" (The Disasters of War) was a series of etchings published in 1863. Which of the following events does this series depict?

5. Sontag criticizes American portrayals of U.S. military strategy, saying that war museums do not emphasize which of the following?

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