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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Most - nearly all - __________ images are photographs, according to Sontag's findings.
(a) Great.
(b) Effective.
(c) Authoritative.
(d) Surrealistic.

3. As a new art, photography constantly undergoes constant __________ as it must always be innovative.
(a) Framing.
(b) Technological advances.
(c) Exposure.
(d) Revision.

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

5. The Chinese government denounced Antonioni's film as anti-Chinese and anti-___________.
(a) Artistic.
(b) Communist.
(c) Pornography.
(d) Democratic.

6. Within photography have also been loosely organized __________, though not as strong as painting has had.
(a) Cults.
(b) Trends.
(c) Schools.
(d) Communes.

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) Altering.
(b) Retouching.
(c) Burning.
(d) Tampering.

8. It becomes imperative, in order to avoid cliche, to constantly be discovering new sources of ___________.
(a) Lighting.
(b) Original beauty.
(c) Colors.
(d) Truth.

9. "Despite the efforts of contemporary photographers to exorcise the _____________, something lingers."
(a) Ordinary.
(b) Demons.
(c) Specter of art.
(d) Abstract.

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

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

12. Most theories of art, according to Sontag, have only proven to be __________ in retrospect as well as in their own time.
(a) Worthless.
(b) Fads.
(c) Truths.
(d) Cutting edge.

13. The reaction to the film in China is illustrative of an essential ____________ difference in the way that photography is understood.
(a) Cultural.
(b) Military.
(c) Societal.
(d) Gender.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In later times, photography came to be viewed as an art, then as a high art, and today it is esteemed as a modern __________.

2. Photographs present the real, but it is a ________ real of acquisition via mechanical duplication, according to the chapter.

3. Many people fear being photographed because they fear the camera's ___________ of their looks.

4. How do beautiful things begin to seem cliched and dull? Through their ____________, things become cliched.

5. Modern photography seems to admit that __________ is the sum total of all art in photography.

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