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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The very act of ____________ something new casts it as something new and beautiful.
(a) Exposing.
(b) Finding.
(c) Naming.
(d) Photographing.

2. The photographic __________ need not capture or immortalize transient defects, as it was now seen in society.
(a) Landscape.
(b) Family.
(c) Album.
(d) Portrait.

3. _____________ is easy, rapid, and can be performed by just about anyone, according to Sontag.
(a) Photography.
(b) Painting.
(c) Sculpting.
(d) Carving.

4. Some theorize that the practice of photography allows the disclosure of a ___________ truth.
(a) Hidden.
(b) Blanketed.
(c) Naked.
(d) Ugly.

5. Photography requires dissociative __________ when the person is photographing an item or object.
(a) Touches.
(b) Seeing.
(c) Memory.
(d) Understanding.

6. Who invited Antonioni to make a film about the Chinese life and its culture?
(a) Italian government.
(b) Chinese government.
(c) No one.
(d) United States government.

7. The film that Antonioni produced about the life of the Chinese was not shown in China until _____________.
(a) 2001.
(b) 1999.
(c) 2005.
(d) 2004.

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

9. It is __________ to distinguish one photographer's work from another, according to the opinion of Sontag.
(a) Unnecessary.
(b) Easy.
(c) Unrelated.
(d) Difficult.

10. What kind of film did Antonioni make about the Chinese culture and family life?
(a) Drama.
(b) Comedy.
(c) Documentary.
(d) Action.

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

12. Yet, photographs ________ what we often see more, according to the chapter.
(a) "Listen to."
(b) "Believe."
(c) "Understand."
(d) "See."

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

14. According to the beginning of this chapter, photographs discover ___________.
(a) Truth.
(b) Peace.
(c) Beauty.
(d) Innocence.

15. What is the question plaguing most photographic theory of the 1970s, according to Sontag in this chapter?
(a) Does art matter?
(b) Is photography art?
(c) How is photography real?
(d) Does the subject exist?

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Some theorize that photography allows the artist to capture __________ during an off-guard moment.

3. And others believe that all proficient photographers must metaphysically ________ the object which they are photographing.

4. Photographs are presented as sophisticated ____________, though they are made with little more than a click of a button.

5. A photograph is reliable as it is contrived through a __________, hence putatively reliable, process.

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