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

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

3. Photographs are also displayed in ___________ as paintings are for others to see and to experience.
(a) Galleries.
(b) Banks.
(c) Schools.
(d) Photo albums.

4. Collecting photographs is easy. What is NOT one of the reasons for the ease of collecting photographs, according to this chapter?
(a) They are easily transportable.
(b) They can be stored on a computer.
(c) They are durable.
(d) They are small.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. "Despite the efforts of contemporary photographers to exorcise the _____________, something lingers."

2. Modern photography seems to admit that __________ is the sum total of all art in photography.

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

4. The very act of ____________ something new casts it as something new and beautiful.

5. This chapter says that society seems to prefer ________ to things, and continues to repeat this idea throughout the text.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. 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?

7. Sontag makes a bold assertion in regards to photography and the work of some artists. What does she assert?

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

9. Why did photography enjoy a sudden burst in popularity, according to the text in this chapter?

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

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