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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. Some theorize that the practice of photography allows the disclosure of a ___________ truth.
(a) Naked.
(b) Ugly.
(c) Blanketed.
(d) Hidden.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. An audience cares about the subject being photographed, yet wants little to do with the _______________.

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

3. Photographs are clearly superior at recording information in comparison to __________.

4. The very act of ____________ something new casts it as something new and beautiful.

5. Most - nearly all - __________ images are photographs, according to Sontag's findings.

Short Essay Questions

1. What does photography have the power to do to truly beautiful things, according to this chapter?

2. What is one of the methods of falsifying photographs without changing the photograph itself?

3. What does the final chapter have to present about the idea of images in relation to reality, something which may not be fully supported by the text?

4. Why did photography enjoy a sudden burst in popularity, according to the text in this chapter?

5. What is difficult, if not impossible to do when it comes to looking at photographs, as opposed to looking at paintings?

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

7. What do most claim about the intentions of photography, according to the long essays in this chapter?

8. How are vapid or banal objects made beautiful when they are photographed, according to this chapter?

9. What does this chapter seem to believe the current definition of modern society is in relation to images and things?

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

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