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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. Both painting and photography share a devotion to traditional __________ within their finished pieces.
(a) Books.
(b) Drama.
(c) Audiences.
(d) Subjects.

2. Some champion total self ____________ for the photographer in order to capture subjects in the way that makes sense for an audience.
(a) Control.
(b) Effacement.
(c) Aggrandizement.
(d) Understanding.

3. The real problem with bringing ________ photographs into mainstream is a procedure which contradicts the nature of most photographs.
(a) Terrific.
(b) Bad.
(c) Functional.
(d) Impressionistic.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. Photographs present the real, but it is a ________ real of acquisition via mechanical duplication, according to the chapter.

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

4. Photographs are clearly superior at recording information in comparison to __________.

5. What is the question plaguing most photographic theory of the 1970s, according to Sontag in this chapter?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What is the struggle that's described in relation to paintings versus taking photographs, according to Sontag?

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

5. 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?

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

7. What does this chapter seem to believe the current definition of modern society is in relation to images and things?

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

9. What kinds of subjects does it seem that painting and photography seem to favor, according to the argument in this chapter?

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

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