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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. "Despite the efforts of contemporary photographers to exorcise the _____________, something lingers."
(a) Abstract.
(b) Ordinary.
(c) Specter of art.
(d) Demons.

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

3. Photography is published in books with _______ of white space and precise layouts, making it seem artistic.
(a) Spaces.
(b) Images.
(c) Frames.
(d) Backgrounds.

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

5. Sontag seems stereotype inscrutable Chinese values, smacking of the anti-Chinese ____________ in her time.
(a) Understanding.
(b) Feelings.
(c) Rhetoric.
(d) Movement.

Short Answer Questions

1. Photographs cannot ___________ of something and are therefore obviously reproductive or mimetic.

2. Photographs are presented as sophisticated ____________, though they are made with little more than a click of a button.

3. At times in the photography movement, the __________ is considered important while at other times it is not.

4. An audience cares about the subject being photographed, yet wants little to do with the _______________.

5. Just like painting and other forms of art, photography has had various ____________.

Short Essay Questions

1. What do some people think a photographer needs to 'become' in order to be proficient in his or her work?

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

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

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

5. What kinds of subjects does it seem that painting and photography seem to favor, according to the argument in 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. What does Sontag see as the central tension in photography, according to the discussion in this chapter?

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

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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