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

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

3. Most theories of art, according to Sontag, have only proven to be __________ in retrospect as well as in their own time.
(a) Fads.
(b) Worthless.
(c) Truths.
(d) Cutting edge.

4. Paintings, however accurate or realistic, are not the object, but a ___________ of that object.
(a) Shadow.
(b) Design.
(c) Guess.
(d) Rendering.

5. 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?
(a) Retouching.
(b) Burning.
(c) Altering.
(d) Tampering.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Many people fear being photographed because they fear the camera's ___________ of their looks.

3. The photographic __________ need not capture or immortalize transient defects, as it was now seen in society.

4. Photographs can mingle documentation with __________ rendering, according to Sontag in this chapter.

5. And others believe that all proficient photographers must metaphysically ________ the object which they are photographing.

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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