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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In China, photography is subsumed by the state _______________ apparatus, according to the book's findings.
(a) Christian.
(b) Government.
(c) Propaganda.
(d) Moral.

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

3. Photography is published in books with _______ of white space and precise layouts, making it seem artistic.
(a) Images.
(b) Spaces.
(c) Backgrounds.
(d) Frames.

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

5. Painting is usually done of ________ subjects, while photography uses different subjects in its frames.
(a) Invisible.
(b) Pretty.
(c) Ugly.
(d) Animal.

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

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

8. And others believe that all proficient photographers must metaphysically ________ the object which they are photographing.
(a) Link to.
(b) Connect with.
(c) Understand.
(d) Become.

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

10. Most continue to claim that photography is entirely _________, according to the research of Sontag.
(a) Peaceful.
(b) Incomplete.
(c) Truthful.
(d) Innocent.

11. Even banal or vapid objects can be made _____________ by being photographed, according to this chapter.
(a) Beautiful.
(b) Truthful.
(c) Understood.
(d) Honest.

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

13. The question becomes whether photography is a ___________ process of documentation via machine, or not.
(a) Honored.
(b) Scientific.
(c) Automatic.
(d) Truthful.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In 1839, photography was briefly attacked as something ___________ and disgraceful, according to the book.

2. Some cultures feel that the image is in fact part of the _________, according to this chapter of the book.

3. The __________ are not the same between painting and photography, though the devotion may be.

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

5. Within photography have also been loosely organized __________, though not as strong as painting has had.

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