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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. By __________, photography became an acceptable part of modern day life, according to the book.
(a) 1828.
(b) 1800.
(c) 1839.
(d) 1854.

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. Modern photography seems to admit that __________ is the sum total of all art in photography.
(a) Approach.
(b) Structure.
(c) Alignment.
(d) Technique.

11. The Chinese government denounced Antonioni's film as anti-Chinese and anti-___________.
(a) Artistic.
(b) Pornography.
(c) Communist.
(d) Democratic.

12. Another method of falsifying photographs is to falsely __________ them, according to Sontag's findings.
(a) Develop.
(b) Color.
(c) Frame.
(d) Caption.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was rendered with Antonioni's typical flair and technique, featuring long shots, close-ups, jarring juxtaposition, and a focus on the ordinary?

2. Some champion total self ____________ for the photographer in order to capture subjects in the way that makes sense for an audience.

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

4. It is __________ to distinguish one photographer's work from another, according to the opinion of Sontag.

5. Early in their history, photographs entered __________ where they were displayed in shows as were paintings.

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