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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. Photography allows painting to focus on the purely __________ of the object being captured.
(a) Impressionistic.
(b) Abstract.
(c) Unaware.
(d) Dark.

2. According to the beginning of this chapter, photographs discover ___________.
(a) Innocence.
(b) Truth.
(c) Peace.
(d) Beauty.

3. In the conventional wisdom right now, only beautiful things are ______________.
(a) Honest.
(b) Photographed.
(c) Necessary.
(d) True.

4. The collection of photographs is carried to the extreme in ____________, where these images are horded.
(a) Families.
(b) Tourism.
(c) Magazines.
(d) Pornography.

5. It is __________ to distinguish one photographer's work from another, according to the opinion of Sontag.
(a) Unrelated.
(b) Difficult.
(c) Easy.
(d) Unnecessary.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Although one cannot possess all of _____________, one can possess images.

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

4. What is NOT one of the things which helped to give photography a boost in popularity when it was discovered these things could be done?

5. Balzac was one of many philosophers who believed that photographs are somehow permanently invasive of the process of ________.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. What do photographs do to reality, according to this final chapter of the book as written by Sontag?

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

10. What does the final chapter have to present about the idea of images in relation to reality, something which may not be fully supported by the text?

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