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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. Photographs present the real, but it is a ________ real of acquisition via mechanical duplication, according to the chapter.
(a) Weak.
(b) Truthful.
(c) Sham.
(d) Darker.

2. Painting allows for __________ vision, while photography does not require this sort of vision.
(a) Dissociative.
(b) Honest.
(c) Artisitic.
(d) Clear.

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

4. "_______- proud hosts may well pull out photographs of the place to show visitors how really splendid it is."
(a) Wealth.
(b) Baby.
(c) School.
(d) Family.

5. The very act of ____________ something new casts it as something new and beautiful.
(a) Exposing.
(b) Finding.
(c) Naming.
(d) Photographing.

Short Answer Questions

1. Sontag says that some artists ___________ for the express purpose of having it photographed.

2. Photographs are presented as sophisticated ____________, though they are made with little more than a click of a button.

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

4. By __________, photography became an acceptable part of modern day life, according to the book.

5. What kind of film did Antonioni make about the Chinese culture and family life?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

7. What was the progression of photography in relation to its artistic status, according to this chapter?

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

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

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

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