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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. ___________ often reveal beauty that is not normally seen, according to Sontag in this chapter.
(a) Cameras.
(b) Books.
(c) Frames.
(d) Film slides.

2. Photographs are clearly superior at recording information in comparison to __________.
(a) Painting.
(b) Listening.
(c) Writing.
(d) Interviewing.

3. However, photography can also make truly beautiful things seem _________, according to Sontag.
(a) Dense.
(b) Innocent.
(c) Cliche.
(d) Happy.

4. Cartier-Bresson, in the introduction of his book, justified his unwillingness to use _________ by citing technical limitations.
(a) Tripods.
(b) Digital cameras.
(c) Film.
(d) Color.

5. In later times, photography came to be viewed as an art, then as a high art, and today it is esteemed as a modern __________.
(a) Travesty.
(b) Rich art.
(c) High art.
(d) Young art.

6. Photography freed ____________ from the reproductive arts, according to Sontag's writing in this book.
(a) Painting.
(b) Carving.
(c) Stage plays.
(d) Sculpting.

7. What is NOT one of the things that the Chinese expect from photography, which can cause a disconnect?
(a) Healthy topics.
(b) Fast camera motion.
(c) Posed scenes.
(d) Logical transitions.

8. Collecting photographs is easy. What is NOT one of the reasons for the ease of collecting photographs, according to this chapter?
(a) They can be stored on a computer.
(b) They are small.
(c) They are easily transportable.
(d) They are durable.

9. How do beautiful things begin to seem cliched and dull? Through their ____________, things become cliched.
(a) Over exposure.
(b) Subjects.
(c) Repetition.
(d) Colors.

10. The preference in question #154 is actually used as the very definition of modern __________, according to Sontag.
(a) Literature.
(b) Expansion.
(c) Art.
(d) Society.

11. Many people fear being photographed because they fear the camera's ___________ of their looks.
(a) Misunderstanding.
(b) Destroying.
(c) Disapproval.
(d) Capturing.

12. Or is photography a ________ using an incidentally mimetic process, as referenced by Sontag in the book?
(a) Assembly line.
(b) High art.
(c) Truth telling.
(d) Forgery.

13. This chapter says that society seems to prefer ________ to things, and continues to repeat this idea throughout the text.
(a) Ideas.
(b) Images.
(c) Photographers.
(d) Honesty.

14. Just like painting and other forms of art, photography has had various ____________.
(a) Authors.
(b) Movements.
(c) Innovations.
(d) Critics.

15. The film director also focused on the most often ____________ features of Chinese life which were also humanizing.
(a) Funny.
(b) Violent.
(c) Banal.
(d) Exciting.

Short Answer Questions

1. Although one cannot possess all of _____________, one can possess images.

2. Painting allows for __________ vision, while photography does not require this sort of vision.

3. Some theorize that the practice of photography allows the disclosure of a ___________ truth.

4. To what is photography continuously compared within the chapters of the book?

5. The real problem with bringing ________ photographs into mainstream is a procedure which contradicts the nature of most photographs.

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