Regarding the Pain of Others Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 10.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. "Dead Troops Talk (A Vision After an Ambush of a Red Army Patrol near Moqor, Afghanistan, Winter 1986" was a photograph taken by which of the following types of photographer?
(a) A Canadian artist attempting to envision the horrors of a distant war.
(b) A military photographer archiving the event for intelligence purposes.
(c) A civilian bystander with a disposable camera.
(d) An embedded journalist.

2. Fenton received directions from the War Office to do which of the following?
(a) Generate propaganda for Britain.
(b) Glorify war through patriotic images.
(c) Graphically depict the horrors of war.
(d) Avoid photographing the ill, wounded, dying and dead.

3. Sontag claims that "good taste" is always _________ when invoked by institutions.
(a) A repressive standard.
(b) A decision made in the interest of freedom.
(c) A way to maintain appearances.
(d) A measure to protect the public.

4. How many images did the "Here Is New York" exhibit originally receive?
(a) Less than one hundred.
(b) More than one million.
(c) Less five hundred.
(d) More than one thousand.

5. Sontag argues that Goya's "The Disasters of War" was a turning point in the depiction of suffering. What does she cite as her reason?
(a) The starkness of Goya's craft.
(b) The subtlety of the portrayal of war.
(c) The captions, challenging the viewer to look.
(d) The detailed descriptions accompanying the work.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which sense did the ancient Greeks consider superior?

2. Which two things does Sontag say seem to go together?

3. Sontag discusses another common belief regarding media coverage of an event, and suggested that it may seem to contradict the first common belief she addresses. What is this second idea?

4. Sontag argues that Woolf's view, like many other "antiwar polemicists" is:

5. Recalling traditions of the 16th and 17th century, Sontag claims that printing images of dark-skinned people in moments of suffering or pain is part of a long tradition of which of the following?

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