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

2. Some cultures feel that the image is in fact part of the _________, according to this chapter of the book.
(a) Future.
(b) Past.
(c) Real.
(d) Truth.

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

4. A photograph is reliable as it is contrived through a __________, hence putatively reliable, process.
(a) Effective.
(b) Solid.
(c) Technological.
(d) Mechanical.

5. Photography freed ____________ from the reproductive arts, according to Sontag's writing in this book.
(a) Painting.
(b) Stage plays.
(c) Sculpting.
(d) Carving.

Short Answer Questions

1. The __________ are not the same between painting and photography, though the devotion may be.

2. The collection of photographs is carried to the extreme in ____________, where these images are horded.

3. The preference in question #154 is actually used as the very definition of modern __________, according to Sontag.

4. The question becomes whether photography is a ___________ process of documentation via machine, or not.

5. Early in their history, photographs entered __________ where they were displayed in shows as were paintings.

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. What do some primitive tribes think about the idea of taking pictures of other people, according to this chapter?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. Why is a photograph of an object a more reliable way of looking at an object, according to the text in this chapter?

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