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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. Modern photography seems to admit that __________ is the sum total of all art in photography.
(a) Alignment.
(b) Approach.
(c) Technique.
(d) Structure.

2. Photography requires dissociative __________ when the person is photographing an item or object.
(a) Understanding.
(b) Touches.
(c) Seeing.
(d) Memory.

3. Painting is usually done of ________ subjects, while photography uses different subjects in its frames.
(a) Ugly.
(b) Pretty.
(c) Animal.
(d) Invisible.

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

5. _____________ were circulated condemning the film as a gross mischaracterization of China and the Chinese.
(a) Emails.
(b) Pamplets.
(c) Phone calls.
(d) Letters.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Photographs make ____________ safe and concrete, according to Sontag. Some prefer photographs to reality.

3. Most continue to claim that photography is entirely _________, according to the research of Sontag.

4. Photography allows painting to focus on the purely __________ of the object being captured.

5. Many people fear being photographed because they fear the camera's ___________ of their looks.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. What was the progression of photography in relation to its artistic status, according to this chapter?

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