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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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?
(a) Displaying the bodies of the colonized or dominated.
(b) Drumming up feelings of superiority over the colonized or dominated.
(c) Protesting oppressive treatment of the colonized or dominated.
(d) Creating interest in the human rights violations committed against the colonized or dominated.

2. Sontag notes that images of war most significantly influenced which of the following groups?
(a) Artists whose work centers on conscientious objection.
(b) Those who had never experienced war first-hand.
(c) Those who had experienced war, and were suffering from post-traumatic stress.
(d) Governing officials making war decisions.

3. 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 mercy.
(b) Savagery of conventional warfare, compared to American techno war.
(c) American military superiority over the enemy.
(d) Wondrous technological advancements.

4. The footage from a 1898 charge of Colonel Roosevelt's volunteer cavalry, the Rough Riders, was replaced with film of a staged charge later for which of the following reasons?
(a) The footage of the actual event was not dramatic enough.
(b) The photographer lost the film reel.
(c) The lighting on the day of the event was insufficient.
(d) Colonel Roosevelt was unsatisfied with the footage.

5. Sontag references an agreement in which the United States, France, Great Britain, Germany, Italy and Japan came together to renounce war. What is the name of this agreement?
(a) Kellogg-Briad Pact of 1928.
(b) The Non-Aggression Pact of 1937.
(c) The Treaty of Brandenburg.
(d) The Treaty of Versailles.

6. Ultimately, Sontag claims that war is:
(a) Tragic.
(b) Avoidable.
(c) Perennial.
(d) Horrific.

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

8. The media may inform the public of war crimes and atrocities, but often fails to capture the:
(a) Complicated circumstances, causes and impact of the event.
(b) Essence of the experience.
(c) Tension between combatants.
(d) Emotional struggles of the victims.

9. Sontag claims that Jacques Callot's 1633 painting, "The Miseries and Misfortunes of War" was unprecedented for which of the following reasons?
(a) The painting emphasized the savagery of the conquering army.
(b) The painting glorified the horrors of war.
(c) The painting portrayed shocking violence and bloodshed.
(d) The painting was the first anti-war protest work.

10. At the end of World War II, a group of journalists formed Magnum Photo Agency. Which of the following photographers was not among them?
(a) Ernst Friedrich.
(b) Henri Cartier-Bresson.
(c) David Seymour.
(d) Robert Capa.

11. Krieg dem Kriege contains images captioned in which four languages?
(a) German, French, English and Russian.
(b) German, French, Dutch and English.
(c) German, French, English and Spanish.
(d) German, French, English and Japanese.

12. Sontag discusses a famous series of photographs taken by Tyler Hicks, titled "A Nation Challenged." What does this series depict?
(a) A wounded Taliban soldier.
(b) The destruction of the Twin Towers.
(c) Hugo Chavez.
(d) Osama Bin Laden.

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

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

15. Who took the infamous image of Brigadier General Nguyen Ngoc Loan executing a Vietcong suspect in the street?
(a) Roger Capa.
(b) Eddie Adams.
(c) Roger Fenton.
(d) Timothy O'Sullivan.

Short Answer Questions

1. Sontag argues that the most extensive kind of censorship is which of the following?

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

3. Discussing the "co-spectatorship" and "indecency" of the image of the Vietcong suspect's execution, Sontag asserts which of the following?

4. According to Sontag, _________ also influences the public's perception of war.

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

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