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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Sontag lists which of the following as images that the artist "takes"?
(a) Etchings.
(b) Paintings.
(c) Drawings.
(d) Photographs.

2. Sontag discusses "Here Is New York," a photography exhibit depicting September 11th. Whom did the organizers ask to contribute photographs?
(a) Professional artists only.
(b) Anyone who captured an image of the tragedy.
(c) Photojournalists only.
(d) Amateurs only.

3. Although the camera captures the scene in front of it, Sontag suggests that the ______ may manipulate the image.
(a) Editor.
(b) Photographer.
(c) Press.
(d) Media.

4. To whom did the "Here Is New York" exhibit donate the proceeds?
(a) A fund benefitting the arts and encouraging photography of New York.
(b) A fund benefitting children who lost parents in the attack.
(c) A fund benefitting the fire departments that acted to save the victims.
(d) A fund benefitting the spouses of those who died.

5. Sontag discusses one year in European history in which the photograph was able to truly capture the nature of human atrocities. Which year was it?
(a) 1912.
(b) 1975.
(c) 1902.
(d) 1945.

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

7. Restrictions on media coverage of the British campaign in the Falklands was notable for which of the following reasons?
(a) They allowed only government-sponsored journalists.
(b) They were stricter than any censorship since the Crimean War.
(c) They opened the event to full-scale television coverage.
(d) They prohibited foreign journalists from covering the story.

8. Which antiwar book which shows images from German military archives does Sontag reference?
(a) Krieg dem Kriege!
(b) J'accuse.
(c) Three Guinneas.
(d) The Face of War.

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

10. Sontag describes the way people experienced televised images of war in their own homes as which of the following?
(a) Tele-intimacy.
(b) Diplomatic distance.
(c) Mediated intimacy.
(d) Comfortable distance.

11. 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.

12. Photography on the war front was first banned in an organized fashion during which of the following wars?
(a) The Boer War.
(b) World War II.
(c) World War I.
(d) The Spanish Civil War.

13. Sontag lists which of the following as images that the artist "makes"?
(a) Paintings and photographs.
(b) Photographs and etchings.
(c) Etchings and drawings.
(d) Drawings and paintings.

14. U.S. bombing of Afghanistan was conducted remotely from which of the following locations?
(a) Washington, D.C.
(b) Quantico, Virginia.
(c) The Pentagon.
(d) Tampa, Florida

15. A heated debate emerged when a weekly paper in Boston ran a video of which American journalist's execution in Pakistan?
(a) Ariel Sharon.
(b) Don McCullin.
(c) Daniel Pearl.
(d) Eddie Adams.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Sontag, why do images of atrocities fail to convey a singular, universal message?

2. Paraphrasing Woolf, Sontag states that the privileged class fails to respond to images of war with the appropriate pain. She describes this as a:

3. The conflicts in the Balkans in the 1990s stood out to many onlookers for which of the following reasons?

4. Who took the infamous image of Brigadier General Nguyen Ngoc Loan executing a Vietcong suspect in the street?

5. Sontag argues that witnessing war atrocities from afar is a unique experience characteristic of:

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