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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. The main question becomes whether photography is a high art or if it is merely a __________ reproduction by a machine.
(a) Documentary.
(b) Real.
(c) Surrealistic.
(d) Truthful.

3. By __________, photography became an acceptable part of modern day life, according to the book.
(a) 1828.
(b) 1839.
(c) 1800.
(d) 1854.

4. Many tribes view the act of taking pictures of something or of someone as ______________.
(a) Evil.
(b) Soul stealing.
(c) Unnecessary.
(d) Truthful.

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

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

7. __________ is difficult, tedious, and performed by skilled experts, according to Sontag in this book.
(a) Painting.
(b) Photography.
(c) Carving.
(d) Sculpting.

8. Although one cannot possess all of _____________, one can possess images.
(a) Honesty.
(b) Reality.
(c) The family.
(d) Truth.

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

10. Photographs are also displayed in ___________ as paintings are for others to see and to experience.
(a) Galleries.
(b) Photo albums.
(c) Banks.
(d) Schools.

11. Paintings, however accurate or realistic, are not the object, but a ___________ of that object.
(a) Shadow.
(b) Guess.
(c) Design.
(d) Rendering.

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

13. At times in the photography movement, the __________ is considered important while at other times it is not.
(a) Placement.
(b) Sunshine.
(c) Photographer.
(d) Subject.

14. Photographs cannot ___________ of something and are therefore obviously reproductive or mimetic.
(a) Understand the truth.
(b) Ignore the rules.
(c) Simply be.
(d) Not be.

15. In general, modern photography claims that the ___________ is irrelevant within the picture's creation.
(a) Photographer.
(b) Structure.
(c) Subject.
(d) Alignment.

Short Answer Questions

1. Most - nearly all - __________ images are photographs, according to Sontag's findings.

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

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

4. Early in their history, photographs entered __________ where they were displayed in shows as were paintings.

5. What is the question plaguing most photographic theory of the 1970s, according to Sontag in this chapter?

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