Comprehension

P. 60 – 61, l. 44

True

False

People were both horrified and fascinated by the Abu Ghraib photographs.

 

 

The Abu Ghraib pictures cannot be compared to reality TV.

 

 

The writer distinguishes between purposeful military torture and demoralized military torture.

 

 

The My Lai massacre is an example of purposeful military torture.

 

 

What happened in Abu Ghraib is an example of purposeful torture.

 

 

The photos were meant to be seen by others.

 

 

It was easy to understand why the soldiers had taken the photos.

 

 

In our culture there is a clear distinction between the private and the public.

 

 

Our culture is a reveal-all culture and we are all expected to be emotional exhibitionists.

 

 

Susan Sontag argued that there is no difference between the Abu Ghraib photos and the photos of groups of smiling Americans next to the bodies of black lynching victims.

 

 

Second part from p. 61, l. 45 – p. 63, l. 17

 

 

The guards were responsible.

 

 

Our social and cultural elites are responsible.

 

 

The television executives are responsible.

 

 

The media seemed to treat the Abu Ghraib pictures like prison porn.

 

 

People´s shock at seeing the pictures altered their attitude to the bigger issues of the war.

 

 

Reality television has turned people into passive voyeurs.

 

 

The author calls Big Brother “the carnival of degradation”.

 

 

There is nothing surprising about the Abu Ghraib pictures.

 

 

There is now a show called “Celebrity Atrocities”.