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

2. Others believe that photography is purely _________ and entirely devoid of interpretation in a subjective sense.
(a) Objective.
(b) Evil.
(c) Pixels.
(d) Dull.

3. What kind of film did Antonioni make about the Chinese culture and family life?
(a) Drama.
(b) Documentary.
(c) Comedy.
(d) Action.

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) Carving.
(b) Photography.
(c) Sculpting.
(d) Painting.

5. The __________ are not the same between painting and photography, though the devotion may be.
(a) Intentions.
(b) Values.
(c) Subjects.
(d) Outcomes.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. The main question becomes whether photography is a high art or if it is merely a __________ reproduction by a machine.

3. Who is NOT one of the authors presented in the section about photography in the literary world?

4. In China, photography is subsumed by the state _______________ apparatus, according to the book's findings.

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. What do some primitive tribes think about the idea of taking pictures of other people, according to this chapter?

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

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

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