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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Fenton received directions from the War Office to do which of the following?
(a) Avoid photographing the ill, wounded, dying and dead.
(b) Glorify war through patriotic images.
(c) Generate propaganda for Britain.
(d) Graphically depict the horrors of war.
2. "The Killing Fields" depicts which of the following?
(a) The mass deaths during the Spanish Civil War.
(b) The dead and dying of the Korean War.
(c) The atrocities committed by the Khmer Rouge.
(d) The casualties of Bunker Hill.
3. Sontag argues that creating lasting interest in war image requires which of the following?
(a) A reputation for cutting-edge journalism.
(b) A large budget from advertising.
(c) A brave star witness.
(d) A plethora of shocking images.
4. Sontag compares the desire for images of people in pain to which other recurrent type of image?
(a) Images of natural disasters.
(b) Images of happiness.
(c) Images of love.
(d) Images of nude bodies.
5. Photography on the war front was first banned in an organized fashion during which of the following wars?
(a) World War I.
(b) The Spanish Civil War.
(c) World War II.
(d) The Boer War.
6. Which of the following included close-up images of soldiers wounded by war in his/her 1938 film?
(a) Virginia Woolf.
(b) Ernst Friedrich.
(c) Abel Gance.
7. Sontag notes that post-colonial Africa is most commonly known to the American public based on a series of which of the following groups of images?
(a) Images of post-war development and national improvement.
(b) Images of American aid groups, support-a-child network assistants, and refugee camps.
(c) Photographs of the famine fields of Biafra, the Rwandan genocide, and the AIDS epidemic.
(d) Still images of freedom fighters, revolutionary independence movements, and guerrilla insurgencies.
8. Sontag discusses reactions to the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Which of the following is NOT a reaction Sontag recalls hearing?
(a) "It felt like a movie."
(b) "It felt unreal."
(c) "It felt like a dream."
(d) "It felt surreal."
9. Photographic representations of the Vietnam War was essential to promoting:
(a) International relations.
(b) Patriotic sentiment.
(c) The anti-war movement.
(d) New methods of communication.
10. 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?
(a) The bombing of Guernica.
(b) Napoleon's invasion of Spain.
(c) World War I.
(d) The Spanish Civil War.
11. The Brady war pictures were taken of which of the following wars?
(a) The Spanish Civil War.
(b) World War I.
(c) The American Civil War.
(d) The Crimean War.
12. Sontag calls for the reader's sympathy for the wounded Taliban soldier whose pain graced the cover of "The New York Times" by suggesting which of the following?
(a) The man was a human being.
(b) The man's suffering should be a private affair.
(c) The man deserved greater respect for serving his government in war.
(d) The man's loved ones would discover the images one day.
13. Discussing the "co-spectatorship" and "indecency" of the image of the Vietcong suspect's execution, Sontag asserts which of the following?
(a) The presence of journalists was an invasion of the executed man's privacy.
(b) The shooting would not have occurred in the absence of journalists to record it.
(c) General Loan was unaware of the cameras at the time of the execution.
(d) The photographer arranged the execution in advance.
14. According to Sontag, _________ also influences the public's perception of war.
(b) Government policies.
(d) Anti-war sentiment.
15. According to Sontag, why do images of atrocities fail to convey a singular, universal message?
(a) They require context and explanation.
(b) They are inappropriate for mass publication.
(c) They inspire only disgust.
(d) They are too graphic.
Short Answer Questions
1. 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?
2. Sontag observes that "Here Is New York" had no need for captions, but suggests that:
3. Sontag lists which of the following as images that the artist "takes"?
4. In interpreting photographs, Sontag claims that everyone approaches the image as which of the following?
5. Sontag argues that technological advances changed the way the public understands war by:
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