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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.

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

3. 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?
(a) Painting.
(b) Carving.
(c) Photography.
(d) Sculpting.

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

5. Some champion total self ____________ for the photographer in order to capture subjects in the way that makes sense for an audience.
(a) Control.
(b) Effacement.
(c) Understanding.
(d) Aggrandizement.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

13. "_______- proud hosts may well pull out photographs of the place to show visitors how really splendid it is."
(a) Baby.
(b) School.
(c) Family.
(d) Wealth.

14. What kind of film did Antonioni make about the Chinese culture and family life?
(a) Documentary.
(b) Comedy.
(c) Action.
(d) Drama.

15. It is __________ to distinguish one photographer's work from another, according to the opinion of Sontag.
(a) Unrelated.
(b) Easy.
(c) Unnecessary.
(d) Difficult.

Short Answer Questions

1. Another method of falsifying photographs is to falsely __________ them, according to Sontag's findings.

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

3. However, photography can also make truly beautiful things seem _________, according to Sontag.

4. Or is photography a ________ using an incidentally mimetic process, as referenced by Sontag in the book?

5. __________ is difficult, tedious, and performed by skilled experts, according to Sontag in this book.

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