National Geographic : 2013 Oct
✂CUTHERE Through The Lens People have been exploring the world with cameras almost since the invention of the daguerreotype in the 1830s, and their images have taken us from the fetus in the womb to the farther reaches of outer space. “The camera,” American photographer Dorothea Lange once said, “is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” It has changed what we think and who we are. This quiz is a snapshot of that change. NEXT | EXplorErs Quiz This quiz is the sixth of seven to run in 2013 to celebrate National Geographic’s 125th anniversary. The next quiz will appear in December. eXPLor e 3. PICTURES FROM THIS 1930s INVENTION HAVE DRAMATICALLY CHANGED SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY. WHAT IS THE DEVICE? A. The zoom lens B. The electron micro- scope C. The Polaroid camera D. The magnetic resonance imag- ing machine 4. SHARING PHOTOS ON THE WEB IS NOW COMMONPLACE, BUT WHAT DID THE FIRST UPLOADED PHOTO DEPICT? A. Senator Al Gore at the 1992 Democratic National Conven- tion B. A physics-themed, all-female rock group C. MC Hammer singing “U Can’t Touch This” D. Harvard’s first female tenured professor of physics 2. IN 1872 BRITISH PHOTOGRAPHER EADWEARD MUYBRIDGE PRODUCED A VISUAL ANSWER TO AN AGE- OLD BIOLOGICAL QUESTION. WHAT DID HE PHOTOGRAPH? A. A cuckoo hatchling pushing eggs out of its nest B. A barn owl seizing its prey C. A running horse D. A pollywog morphing into a frog NAME THE PHOTOGRAPHER WHOSE BRASH REMARK “SOMETIMES I ARRIVE JUST WHEN GOD’S READY TO HAVE SOMEONE CLICK THE SHUTTER” WAS BORNE OUT BY THE PICTURES HE MADE. A. Edward Steichen B. Walker Evans C. Henri Cartier-Bresson D. Ansel Adams 1. 6. 5. SCIENTISTS RECENTLY DISCOVERED A BEAUTIFUL NEW SPECIES OF GREEN LACEWING HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT. WHERE DID THEY FIND IT? A. On a website B. In the mouth of a bird trapped in a mist net C. In the “lost world” of the Foja Mountains D. In Yankee Stadium HANNAH TAk, NGM STAff. ART: MESA SCHUMACHER. PHoToS, fRoM ToP RIGHT: RISCHGITz/ HULToN ARCHIvE/GETTy IMAGES; DAvID J. GREEN, ALAMy; MARk THIESSEN, NGM STAff “P HOTOGRAPH 51” ALLOWED US TO VIEW WHAT PHENOMENON FOR THE FIRST TIME? A. DNA’s double helix B. The Earth rising over the moon C. A deep-sea vent D. The fertilization of a human egg fIND ANSwERS oN PAGE 27.