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

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

3. Cartier-Bresson, in the introduction of his book, justified his unwillingness to use _________ by citing technical limitations.
(a) Color.
(b) Digital cameras.
(c) Tripods.
(d) Film.

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

5. The collection of photographs is carried to the extreme in ____________, where these images are horded.
(a) Tourism.
(b) Pornography.
(c) Magazines.
(d) Families.

Short Answer Questions

1. Photographs are also displayed in ___________ as paintings are for others to see and to experience.

2. Chinese tastes favor well-______________ presentations within photography, according to the book.

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

4. A photograph is reliable as it is contrived through a __________, hence putatively reliable, process.

5. The __________ are not the same between painting and photography, though the devotion may be.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What do photographs do to reality, according to this final chapter of the book as written by Sontag?

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

4. What does Sontag see as the central tension in photography, according to the discussion in this chapter?

5. How are photographs presented as art in the modern society, according to this chapter of the book?

6. Sontag makes a bold assertion in regards to photography and the work of some artists. What does she assert?

7. What does a photographic portrait not need to do, instead it can mingle documentation with artistic rendering?

8. What does modern photography seem to say about this subject of the photograph and its importance?

9. Why is a photograph of an object a more reliable way of looking at an object, according to the text in this chapter?

10. 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?

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