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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. Although one cannot possess all of _____________, one can possess images.
(a) The family.
(b) Truth.
(c) Honesty.
(d) Reality.

2. Most continue to claim that photography is entirely _________, according to the research of Sontag.
(a) Incomplete.
(b) Peaceful.
(c) Truthful.
(d) Innocent.

3. A photograph is reliable as it is contrived through a __________, hence putatively reliable, process.
(a) Effective.
(b) Technological.
(c) Mechanical.
(d) Solid.

4. Some theorize that photography allows the artist to capture __________ during an off-guard moment.
(a) Truth.
(b) Goodness.
(c) Reality.
(d) Evil.

5. Yet, photographs ________ what we often see more, according to the chapter.
(a) "See."
(b) "Listen to."
(c) "Understand."
(d) "Believe."

Short Answer Questions

1. To what is photography continuously compared within the chapters of the book?

2. Even banal or vapid objects can be made _____________ by being photographed, according to this chapter.

3. The Chinese government denounced Antonioni's film as anti-Chinese and anti-___________.

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

5. Photographs can mingle documentation with __________ rendering, according to Sontag in this chapter.

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. Why are photographs considered to be a superior form of recording information, even more so than writing?

3. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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