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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Photographs can mingle documentation with __________ rendering, according to Sontag in this chapter.
(a) Just.
(b) Watery.
(c) Artistic.
(d) Truthful.

2. An audience cares about the subject being photographed, yet wants little to do with the _______________.
(a) Price.
(b) Photographer.
(c) Frame.
(d) Gallery.

3. Balzac was one of many philosophers who believed that photographs are somehow permanently invasive of the process of ________.
(a) Truth.
(b) Discovery.
(c) Reality.
(d) Experience.

4. Early in their history, photographs entered __________ where they were displayed in shows as were paintings.
(a) Museums.
(b) Hotels.
(c) Schools.
(d) Grocery stores.

5. Sontag seems stereotype inscrutable Chinese values, smacking of the anti-Chinese ____________ in her time.
(a) Feelings.
(b) Understanding.
(c) Movement.
(d) Rhetoric.

6. Chinese tastes favor well-______________ presentations within photography, according to the book.
(a) Centered.
(b) Discussed.
(c) Honored.
(d) Celebrated.

7. What is NOT one of the things which helped to give photography a boost in popularity when it was discovered these things could be done?
(a) Burning.
(b) Tampering.
(c) Retouching.
(d) Altering.

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

9. Both painting and photography share a devotion to traditional __________ within their finished pieces.
(a) Books.
(b) Subjects.
(c) Audiences.
(d) Drama.

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

11. Photographs make ____________ safe and concrete, according to Sontag. Some prefer photographs to reality.
(a) Reality.
(b) Women.
(c) Men.
(d) Traveling.

12. Others believe that photography is purely _________ and entirely devoid of interpretation in a subjective sense.
(a) Evil.
(b) Objective.
(c) Pixels.
(d) Dull.

13. Painting allows for __________ vision, while photography does not require this sort of vision.
(a) Honest.
(b) Dissociative.
(c) Artisitic.
(d) Clear.

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

15. In a sense, according to Sontag, photography actually helps to ____________ beauty as society defines it.
(a) Clean up.
(b) Document.
(c) Manufacture.
(d) Understand.

Short Answer Questions

1. The question becomes whether photography is a ___________ process of documentation via machine, or not.

2. The film that Antonioni produced about the life of the Chinese was not shown in China until _____________.

3. Photographs cannot ___________ of something and are therefore obviously reproductive or mimetic.

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

5. Who invited Antonioni to make a film about the Chinese life and its culture?

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