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

2. ___________ often reveal beauty that is not normally seen, according to Sontag in this chapter.
(a) Books.
(b) Frames.
(c) Cameras.
(d) Film slides.

3. And others believe that all proficient photographers must metaphysically ________ the object which they are photographing.
(a) Link to.
(b) Understand.
(c) Connect with.
(d) Become.

4. What art has had to struggle to become a high art, though others have not had to work as hard to get to that title?
(a) Photography.
(b) Painting.
(c) Carving.
(d) Sculpting.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was rendered with Antonioni's typical flair and technique, featuring long shots, close-ups, jarring juxtaposition, and a focus on the ordinary?

2. Just like painting and other forms of art, photography has had various ____________.

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

4. Many tribes view the act of taking pictures of something or of someone as ______________.

5. In later times, photography came to be viewed as an art, then as a high art, and today it is esteemed as a modern __________.

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

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

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

5. What discussion does false photography illuminate in regards to the essential division in photography?

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

7. 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?

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

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

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

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