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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Photographs in China are seen as another extension of _____________, which is why the film was misunderstood.
(a) Cover-up.
(b) Morality.
(c) Honesty.
(d) Military involvement.

2. Cartier-Bresson, in the introduction of his book, justified his unwillingness to use _________ by citing technical limitations.
(a) Tripods.
(b) Film.
(c) Digital cameras.
(d) Color.

3. Collecting photographs is easy. What is NOT one of the reasons for the ease of collecting photographs, according to this chapter?
(a) They can be stored on a computer.
(b) They are durable.
(c) They are easily transportable.
(d) They are small.

4. In 1839, photography was briefly attacked as something ___________ and disgraceful, according to the book.
(a) Dense.
(b) Immoral.
(c) Unnatural.
(d) Evil.

5. In the conventional wisdom right now, only beautiful things are ______________.
(a) Photographed.
(b) True.
(c) Necessary.
(d) Honest.

6. Even though photographs are generally consistent, _________ tastes in photography exist and change over time.
(a) Public.
(b) Hotel.
(c) Newspaper.
(d) Critic.

7. Photographs are clearly superior at recording information in comparison to __________.
(a) Interviewing.
(b) Listening.
(c) Writing.
(d) Painting.

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

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

10. "For the modernist promotion of naive art always contains a _______; that one continue to honor its hidden claim to sophistication."
(a) Joker.
(b) Diamond.
(c) Ace.
(d) Spade.

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

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

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

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

15. A photograph is reliable as it is contrived through a __________, hence putatively reliable, process.
(a) Technological.
(b) Mechanical.
(c) Effective.
(d) Solid.

Short Answer Questions

1. What art has had to struggle to become a high art, though others have not had to work as hard to get to that title?

2. The real problem with bringing ________ photographs into mainstream is a procedure which contradicts the nature of most photographs.

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

4. Painting allows for __________ vision, while photography does not require this sort of vision.

5. Most continue to claim that photography is entirely _________, according to the research of Sontag.

(see the answer keys)

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