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

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

3. Who was rendered with Antonioni's typical flair and technique, featuring long shots, close-ups, jarring juxtaposition, and a focus on the ordinary?
(a) Chung Koan.
(b) Chang Kon.
(c) Chung Kuo.
(d) Ching Kon.

4. Even banal or vapid objects can be made _____________ by being photographed, according to this chapter.
(a) Honest.
(b) Truthful.
(c) Understood.
(d) Beautiful.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Some theorize that the practice of photography allows the disclosure of a ___________ truth.

3. The real problem with bringing ________ photographs into mainstream is a procedure which contradicts the nature of most photographs.

4. Many tribes view the act of taking pictures of something or of someone as ______________.

5. Most theories of art, according to Sontag, have only proven to be __________ in retrospect as well as in their own time.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. 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?

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

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

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

8. What is the struggle that's described in relation to paintings versus taking photographs, according to Sontag?

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

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

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