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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) Moral.
(d) Propaganda.

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

3. According to the beginning of this chapter, photographs discover ___________.
(a) Truth.
(b) Peace.
(c) Beauty.
(d) Innocence.

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

5. The real problem with bringing ________ photographs into mainstream is a procedure which contradicts the nature of most photographs.
(a) Functional.
(b) Bad.
(c) Impressionistic.
(d) Terrific.

6. Who is NOT one of the authors presented in the section about photography in the literary world?
(a) Marcel Proust.
(b) Herman Melville.
(c) William Shakespeare.
(d) Thomas Mann.

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

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

9. Some cultures feel that the image is in fact part of the _________, according to this chapter of the book.
(a) Truth.
(b) Real.
(c) Future.
(d) Past.

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

11. Many tribes view the act of taking pictures of something or of someone as ______________.
(a) Evil.
(b) Truthful.
(c) Soul stealing.
(d) Unnecessary.

12. _____________ is easy, rapid, and can be performed by just about anyone, according to Sontag.
(a) Sculpting.
(b) Photography.
(c) Carving.
(d) Painting.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. The Chinese government denounced Antonioni's film as anti-Chinese and anti-___________.

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

4. The very act of ____________ something new casts it as something new and beautiful.

5. Some theorize that the practice of photography allows the disclosure of a ___________ truth.

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