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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. _____________ is easy, rapid, and can be performed by just about anyone, according to Sontag.

2. In general, modern photography claims that the ___________ is irrelevant within the picture's creation.

3. Photographs present the real, but it is a ________ real of acquisition via mechanical duplication, according to the chapter.

4. Most continue to claim that photography is entirely _________, according to the research of Sontag.

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What do some theories speculate that photography allows the artist to capture when they are taking the photograph?

2. What did the film Chung Kuo include that helped to present an accurate, though not flattering, picture of Chinese life?

3. What do some primitive tribes think about the idea of taking pictures of other people, according to this chapter?

4. What do some philosophers - namely Balzac - have to say about the idea or the act of taking photographs?

5. Why is it so simple for people in society to collect photographs, according to the text in this chapter?

6. In order to avoid the over-exposure of beautiful things, what becomes necessary in relation to beauty?

7. What do some people think a photographer needs to 'become' in order to be proficient in his or her work?

8. What do the Chinese tastes prefer to see in their films, which made the Italian director a poor choice for the documentary on Chinese life?

9. In 1839, why was photography briefly attacked by those in society, according to the history lessons of this chapter?

10. What do cameras often reveal in the subject of the picture or in the object being photographed?

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