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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. To what is photography continuously compared within the chapters of the book?
(a) Carving.
(b) Painting.
(c) Stage plays.
(d) Sculpting.

3. The film director also focused on the most often ____________ features of Chinese life which were also humanizing.
(a) Banal.
(b) Violent.
(c) Funny.
(d) Exciting.

4. Photography allows painting to focus on the purely __________ of the object being captured.
(a) Dark.
(b) Unaware.
(c) Impressionistic.
(d) Abstract.

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

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

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

8. The main question becomes whether photography is a high art or if it is merely a __________ reproduction by a machine.
(a) Documentary.
(b) Real.
(c) Surrealistic.
(d) Truthful.

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

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

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

12. What is the question plaguing most photographic theory of the 1970s, according to Sontag in this chapter?
(a) Is photography art?
(b) Does the subject exist?
(c) Does art matter?
(d) How is photography real?

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

14. The photographic __________ need not capture or immortalize transient defects, as it was now seen in society.
(a) Family.
(b) Portrait.
(c) Album.
(d) Landscape.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Collecting photographs is easy. What is NOT one of the reasons for the ease of collecting photographs, according to this chapter?

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

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?

4. Most theories of art, according to Sontag, have only proven to be __________ in retrospect as well as in their own time.

5. What kind of film did Antonioni make about the Chinese culture and family life?

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