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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Many people fear being photographed because they fear the camera's ___________ of their looks.
(a) Misunderstanding.
(b) Destroying.
(c) Disapproval.
(d) Capturing.

2. The overall discussion in this chapter is that on some level, in photography, images are or supersede __________.
(a) God.
(b) Truth.
(c) Reality.
(d) Darkness.

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

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

5. Most theories of art, according to Sontag, have only proven to be __________ in retrospect as well as in their own time.
(a) Fads.
(b) Worthless.
(c) Cutting edge.
(d) Truths.

6. The question becomes whether photography is a ___________ process of documentation via machine, or not.
(a) Automatic.
(b) Truthful.
(c) Honored.
(d) Scientific.

7. Collecting photographs is easy. What is NOT one of the reasons for the ease of collecting photographs, according to this chapter?
(a) They can be stored on a computer.
(b) They are easily transportable.
(c) They are small.
(d) They are durable.

8. What is NOT one of the things that the Chinese expect from photography, which can cause a disconnect?
(a) Logical transitions.
(b) Fast camera motion.
(c) Healthy topics.
(d) Posed scenes.

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

10. Photography requires dissociative __________ when the person is photographing an item or object.
(a) Touches.
(b) Seeing.
(c) Understanding.
(d) Memory.

11. Both painting and photography share a devotion to traditional __________ within their finished pieces.
(a) Books.
(b) Audiences.
(c) Subjects.
(d) Drama.

12. Photography is published in books with _______ of white space and precise layouts, making it seem artistic.
(a) Backgrounds.
(b) Frames.
(c) Images.
(d) Spaces.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the question plaguing most photographic theory of the 1970s, according to Sontag in this chapter?

2. The collection of photographs is carried to the extreme in ____________, where these images are horded.

3. Photography freed ____________ from the reproductive arts, according to Sontag's writing in this book.

4. Within photography have also been loosely organized __________, though not as strong as painting has had.

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

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