Ultimate Trivia On History Of Photography! Quiz

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Ultimate Trivia On History Of Photography! Quiz

If you want to capture a feeling, moment, or time for the longest time, pictures are almost your way to go either motionless or fixed. In the world today, people are absorbed with sharing images on a regular over the internet, but the journey to taking pictures like this has been a long time coming. If you are into photography, this ultimate trivia on the history of photography will offer some insight into the journey.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Photography's role in visual arts is:
    • A. 

      The most important aspect. It helped artists paint more realistically.

    • B. 

      A matter of debate. It put an end to some forms of painting.

    • C. 

      Not important. It did not help artists.

    • D. 

      To help artists make a better painting.

  • 2. 
    In this imaginary tale, it was possible to capture images from nature, on a canvas that had been coated with a sticky substance. This surface, so the tale goes, would not only provide a mirror image on the sticky canvas but would remain on it. After it had been dried in the dark the image would remain permanent. The author would not have known how prophetic this tale would be, only a few decades after his death. What was the name of the story?
    • A. 

      Graphite

    • B. 

      Grantoe

    • C. 

      Giphantie

    • D. 

      Giptoe

  • 3. 
    It is believed today that photography created an impetus for painters to forsake straightforward description in favor of more interpretive or abstract styles, such as impressionism, cubism, and abstract expressionism. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The word "photography" is derived from the Greek word "photos" meaning _______ and the word "graphe" meaning _________.
  • 5. 
    The _____________ was developed out of the simple, lens-less 'pinhole camera' which was used, perhaps a 1,000 years ago, to project an image of the sun and safely view eclipses.
  • 6. 
    In 1826 the French inventor Nicéphore Niépce created what? (It took eight hours to expose, so he went about trying to find a new process.)
    • A. 

      First permanent photograph

    • B. 

      A portrait of himself

    • C. 

      The only photograph of a killer

    • D. 

      A portrait of his cat

  • 7. 
    Daguerreotypes were produced with a mixture of:
    • A. 

      Salt and sugar

    • B. 

      Chalk and water

    • C. 

      Chalk and silver

    • D. 

      Silver and gold

  • 8. 
    ________ was by far the most common photographic subject of the 19th century. 
    • A. 

      Cats

    • B. 

      Dogs

    • C. 

      Landscapes

    • D. 

      People

  • 9. 
    The ___________ provided the first practical method of producing prints on paper from a camera exposure.
    • A. 

      Calcium negative

    • B. 

      Calotype negative

    • C. 

      Calotype positive

    • D. 

      Culatipe positive

  • 10. 
    What major war was the first to be thoroughly photographed?
    • A. 

      World War I

    • B. 

      Civil War

    • C. 

      World War II

    • D. 

      War in Iraq

  • 11. 
    The use of photographic film was pioneered by George Eastman, who started manufacturing paper film in 1885 before switching to celluloid in 1889. His first camera, which he called the _______ was first offered for sale in 1888. It was a very simple box camera with a fixed-focus lens and single shutter speed, which along with its relatively low price appealed to the average consumer. 
    • A. 

      Kodak

    • B. 

      Canon

    • C. 

      Olympus

    • D. 

      Nikon

  • 12. 
    ______________ magazine became hugely popular because of it’s exotic photographs from around the world.  It was one of the first publications to use color photography.
    • A. 

      People

    • B. 

      Vogue

    • C. 

      Time

    • D. 

      National Geographic

  • 13. 
    In 1986, Kodak scientists invented the world's first-megapixel sensor, capable of recording 1.4 million pixels that could produce a 5x7-inch digital photo-quality print. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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