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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Ultimately, Sontag claims that war is:
2. According to Sontag, photographs of atrocities are best received if they are:
(a) Close-ups of compelling scenes.
(b) Images of familiar places or people.
(c) So artistically simple as to seem uncomposed.
(d) Well-lit and high-contrast.
3. To whom did the "Here Is New York" exhibit donate the proceeds?
(a) A fund benefitting the fire departments that acted to save the victims.
(b) A fund benefitting the spouses of those who died.
(c) A fund benefitting children who lost parents in the attack.
(d) A fund benefitting the arts and encouraging photography of New York.
4. Sontag discusses the use of images of the dead to bolster hatred of the enemy. Which of the following recent events, aired on the Al Jazeera network, does she use as an example?
(a) The hanging of Sadam Hussein.
(b) The destruction of the Jenin refugee camp in 2002.
(c) The invasion of Iraq in 2003.
(d) The destruction of the Word Trade Center in 2001.
5. Photography on the war front was first banned in an organized fashion during which of the following wars?
(a) The Spanish Civil War.
(b) World War II.
(c) The Boer War.
(d) World War I.
6. 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 Spanish Civil War.
(b) World War I.
(c) Napoleon's invasion of Spain.
(d) The bombing of Guernica.
7. Sontag claims that images of suffering in Africa send a double message. Which of the following best represents that message?
(a) Suffering like this only happens in backward places like Africa; thus, America and other developed nations are clearly superior.
(b) Violence is abhorrent in any case; therefore, we must interfene to stop such atrocities.
(c) The suffering depicted in the photographs was inhumane and should be prevented; however, it is to be expected of a place like Africa.
(d) Places like Africa always face horrors like this; therefore, intervention is a waste of resources.
8. Sontag argues that witnessing war atrocities from afar is a unique experience characteristic of:
(a) Western countries.
(b) The modern world.
(c) Eastern countries.
(d) The early 19th century.
9. Sontag notes that at the time Virginia Woolf wrote "Three Guineas," war journalism was different than it is now. How was it different?
(a) It was more disturbing.
(b) It was less prevalent.
(c) It was less graphic.
(d) It was more common.
10. Which technological advancement changed the way war was photographed after World War I?
(b) Lighting equipment.
(c) Lightweight cameras.
11. Which antiwar book which shows images from German military archives does Sontag reference?
(a) Krieg dem Kriege!
(c) Three Guinneas.
(d) The Face of War.
12. Sontag lists many effects of photographs depicting war victims. Which of the following was not one of the effects she lists?
(a) "They simplify."
(b) "They inspire."
(c) "They reiterate."
(d) "They create the illusion of consensus."
13. Which was the first war to be covered by television cameras?
(a) The War on Terror.
(b) The Vietnam War.
(c) Desert Storm.
(d) The Korean War.
14. Photographic representations of the Vietnam War was essential to promoting:
(a) The anti-war movement.
(b) International relations.
(c) Patriotic sentiment.
(d) New methods of communication.
15. Sontag argues that the most extensive kind of censorship is which of the following?
(a) The self-censorship of broadcast companies.
(b) Government censorship.
(c) Military censorship.
(d) The censorship implied by public sensibility.
Short Answer Questions
1. Which of the following pairs of images appeared side-by-side in a 1937 issue of "Life"?
2. Sontag discusses "Here Is New York," a photography exhibit depicting September 11th. Whom did the organizers ask to contribute photographs?
3. According to Sontag, why do images of atrocities fail to convey a singular, universal message?
4. Which of the following was NOT true of the "Here Is New York" exhibit?
5. Sontag argues that a photograph by which of these photographers triggered mass outcry against the Vietnam War?
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