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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. Photography enjoyed a boost when the public learned that photographs could be ______________.
(a) Kept forever.
(b) Altered.
(c) Destroyed.
(d) Digitized.

5. The __________ are not the same between painting and photography, though the devotion may be.
(a) Outcomes.
(b) Intentions.
(c) Subjects.
(d) Values.

6. As a new art, photography constantly undergoes constant __________ as it must always be innovative.
(a) Framing.
(b) Technological advances.
(c) Revision.
(d) Exposure.

7. What is NOT one of the things which helped to give photography a boost in popularity when it was discovered these things could be done?
(a) Burning.
(b) Retouching.
(c) Altering.
(d) Tampering.

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

9. 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) Rich art.
(b) High art.
(c) Travesty.
(d) Young art.

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

11. The preference in question #154 is actually used as the very definition of modern __________, according to Sontag.
(a) Literature.
(b) Society.
(c) Expansion.
(d) Art.

12. ___________ often reveal beauty that is not normally seen, according to Sontag in this chapter.
(a) Frames.
(b) Film slides.
(c) Books.
(d) Cameras.

13. Balzac was one of many philosophers who believed that photographs are somehow permanently invasive of the process of ________.
(a) Experience.
(b) Reality.
(c) Truth.
(d) Discovery.

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

15. _____________ were circulated condemning the film as a gross mischaracterization of China and the Chinese.
(a) Letters.
(b) Phone calls.
(c) Emails.
(d) Pamplets.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. Yet, photographs ________ what we often see more, according to the chapter.

4. The photographic __________ need not capture or immortalize transient defects, as it was now seen in society.

5. Even banal or vapid objects can be made _____________ by being photographed, according to this chapter.

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