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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. An audience cares about the subject being photographed, yet wants little to do with the _______________.
(a) Frame.
(b) Gallery.
(c) Price.
(d) Photographer.

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

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

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

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

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

8. In later times, photography came to be viewed as an art, then as a high art, and today it is esteemed as a modern __________.
(a) Travesty.
(b) High art.
(c) Young art.
(d) Rich art.

9. Paintings, however accurate or realistic, are not the object, but a ___________ of that object.
(a) Design.
(b) Guess.
(c) Shadow.
(d) Rendering.

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

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

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

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

14. Who invited Antonioni to make a film about the Chinese life and its culture?
(a) No one.
(b) Italian government.
(c) Chinese government.
(d) United States government.

15. Just like painting and other forms of art, photography has had various ____________.
(a) Movements.
(b) Critics.
(c) Authors.
(d) Innovations.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Many people fear being photographed because they fear the camera's ___________ of their looks.

3. Others believe that photography is purely _________ and entirely devoid of interpretation in a subjective sense.

4. Painting is usually done of ________ subjects, while photography uses different subjects in its frames.

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

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