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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. Cartier-Bresson, in the introduction of his book, justified his unwillingness to use _________ by citing technical limitations.
(a) Tripods.
(b) Color.
(c) Film.
(d) Digital cameras.

2. What art has had to struggle to become a high art, though others have not had to work as hard to get to that title?
(a) Sculpting.
(b) Painting.
(c) Photography.
(d) Carving.

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

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

5. __________ is difficult, tedious, and performed by skilled experts, according to Sontag in this book.
(a) Sculpting.
(b) Painting.
(c) Carving.
(d) Photography.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the question plaguing most photographic theory of the 1970s, according to Sontag in this chapter?

2. Another method of falsifying photographs is to falsely __________ them, according to Sontag's findings.

3. Sontag seems stereotype inscrutable Chinese values, smacking of the anti-Chinese ____________ in her time.

4. How do beautiful things begin to seem cliched and dull? Through their ____________, things become cliched.

5. Even banal or vapid objects can be made _____________ by being photographed, according to this chapter.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. Why is it so simple for people in society to collect photographs, according to the text in this chapter?

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

8. What kinds of subjects does it seem that painting and photography seem to favor, according to the argument in this chapter?

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

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

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