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This Document Contains Chapters 1 to 14 Chapter 1: Ancient Civilizations: Prehistory to Egypt 1) What change occurred in human civilization during the Neolithic period? a) Glaciers forced peoples to move south to the Mediterranean and Africa. b) The worship of gods and animals became a primary subject for artworks. c) Humans shifted from being hunters and gathers to herders and farmers. d) Patterns of behavior first developed among different groups of nomads. Answer: c 2) Which statement is true about both the Paleolithic cave paintings in Europe and Stone Age Australian “X-ray style” rock paintings? a) The internal organs, muscles, and bones of the animals are shown. b) The paintings were created as part of a ritual animal sacrifice. c) The humans and animals are idealized and show specific individuals. d) The animals in the paintings were consumed as food by humans. Answer: d 3) Stonehenge is referred to as a cromlech because: a) the henge has a religious purpose. b) megaliths were used in its construction. c) it is made from posts and lintels. d) the circle of stones relates to solstices. Answer: a 4) Which of the following statements is true about the Akkadian Victory Stele of Naram-Sin? a) The scene is taken from the Epic of Gilgamesh. b) The king is shown largest among all the figures. c) The artwork was made to serve as a gravestone. d) The theme relates to a religious creation myth. Answer: b 5) Which term best describes the religion developed by Zoroaster, and adopted as part of Persian culture? a) polytheistic b) dualistic c) anthropomorphic d) monotheistic Answer: b 6) The Law Code of Hammurabi was created by the king of which civilization? a) Assyria b) Sumeria c) Persia d) Babylon Answer: d 7) What role did King Narmer play in ancient Egyptian civilization? a) He drove the Akkadians out of Egypt. b) He instituted the use of hieroglyphics. c) He unified Upper and Lower Egypt. d) He ordered the first pyramid constructed. Answer: c 8) The ancient Egyptian system of hieroglyphs is similar to the cuneiform type of writing because: a) each glyph represents a unit of sound. b) it is composed of symbolic pictograms. c) the writing was used for agricultural records. d) objects and people are shown realistically. Answer: b 9) Egyptian sculpture maintained a similar look over many centuries because: a) a specific set of conventions dictated artistic representations. b) the Egyptian civilization was isolated from outside influences. c) artists were trained by a central school overseen by the pharaoh. d) religious beliefs restricted artists to portray only royalty and gods. Answer: a 10) What important change occurred in Egyptian culture during the reign of Akhenaten? a) The capital moved to Thebes from Tell-el-Amarna. b) Monumental architecture began to be constructed. c) The worship of one god replaced polytheism. d) Artists began to focus on showing scenes from daily life. Answer: c Chapter 2: Ancient Greece 1) Each of the following civilizations flourished before the rise of the Greek culture except: a) Mycenaean. b) Cycladic. c) Hellenistic. d) Minoan. Answer: c 2) Figures such as the Statuette of a Woman are thought to represent: a) the Mother Goddess associated with fertility. b) the person with whom they were buried. c) specific female members within the family. d) legendary kings and queens of the Cyclades. Answer: a 3) In what way do Minoan Palace Style ceramics differ from earlier Kamares Ware? a) They are made of unglazed earthenware and have a rustic quality. b) They show military scenes of soldiers, invasions, and battles. c) The painted decoration appears to ascend the sides of the vessel. d) They are painted in a distinctive color scheme of light on dark. Answer: c 4) Democracy emerged in Athens out of the demes, or: a) law codes. b) debates. c) neighborhoods. d) social classes. Answer: c 5) The tradition of narrative history was initiated by: a) Thucydides. b) Draco. c) Herodotus. d) Pisistratos. Answer: c 6) Which of the following statements about syllogism is true? a) It is based on a series of logically related statements. b) It is the opposite of the Socratic method of inquiry. c) It accords symbolic properties and importance to numbers. d) It assumes that truth can be found in mathematical perfection. Answer: a 7) In terms of amount of decoration (least to most), which of the following series of architectural orders is correct? a) Corinthian, Ionic, Doric b) Doric, Corinthian, Ionic c) Ionic, Doric, Corinthian d) Doric, Ionic, Corinthian Answer: d 8) All of the following statements about Greek korai and kouroi are true except which one? a) They display stylized Archaic features. b) They are not individualized. c) They stand in a contrapposto pose. d) They bear similarities to Egyptian art. Answer: c 9) Ceramic objects are particularly important because they: a) display rare examples of ancient Greek painting. b) show the progression toward representational figural styles. c) relate stories essential to ancient Greek mythology and history. d) provide insight into ancient Greek daily life and practice. Answer: a 10) Greek epics such as The Iliad and The Odyssey were based on what earlier foundation? a) scenes from ancient Aegean ceramics b) a long tradition of oral storytelling c) mythologies of the Greek pantheon d) lyrical poetry and drama Answer: b Chapter 3: Ancient Rome 1) Among the most significant artworks found in Etruscan tombs are: a) murals. b) mosaics. c) corbels. d) amphorae. Answer: a 2) The Roman Empire was founded in: a) 509 B.C.E. by Etruscan kings. b) 44 B.C.E. by Julius Caesar. c) 27 B.C.E. by Augustus. d) 313 C.E. by Constantine. Answer: c 3) Ancient Romans developed the system of patronage, in which: a) a code of ethics governed the way the poor were treated. b) citizens were divided into four classes and given the right to vote. c) large estates of the nobility were redistributed to landless farmers. d) plebeians were supported and protected by the patricians. Answer: d 4) The Colosseum in Rome demonstrates which innovations by the ancient Romans? a) Its peristyle is made up of the Corinthian order. b) Its structure is made of concrete and vaults. c) The cella is formed by a series of true arches. d) The interior has a dome with coffers and an oculus. Answer: b 5) What purpose does the oculus serve in ancient Roman buildings such as the Pantheon? a) Its voussoirs supported neighboring arches. b) It forms a colonnaded gateway around the building c) It allows light to enter the building’s interior. d) Its square indentations were used for decorations. Answer: c 6) In which of the following ways does Roman architecture show the influence of the Greeks? a) the use of architectural orders b) concrete and arch construction c) engaged columns on cella walls d) the placement on the peristyle Answer: a 7) Which of the following characterizes Roman sculpture? a) The naturalistic style emphasizes real and recognizable individuals and events. b) A reliance on the rules of optics demonstrates a renewed interest in illusionism. c) It is carved fully free-standing rather than as a relief protruding from a flat surface. d) The ideas of peace and justice are conveyed through idealization and generalization. Answer: a 8) The Fourth Style of Roman wall painting is referred to as a “composite” style because: a) it incorporates characteristics of the earlier “false” styles. b) scenes are composed realistically to resemble real life. c) the composite column is used to frame the various scenes. d) its decoration incorporates both architecture and figures. Answer: a 9) In writing his Meditations, the emperor Marcus Aurelius (reigned 16 –180 C.E.) was influenced by: a) Horace’s odes. b) the idea of pietas. c) the philosophy of Stoicism. d) ancient Greek epics. Answer: c 10) What literary genre appears to have been invented by the Romans? a) drama b) satire c) ode d) irony Answer: b Chapter 4: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam 1) Who was the first Hebrew leader? a) Solomon b) Saul c) Abraham d) David Answer: c 2) A central theme of the first five books of the Bible is God’s covenant, or: a) agreement with mankind. b) establishment of the Torah. c) ten commandments for living. d) lessons for the prophets. Answer: a 3) Many indigenous African religions are characterized by the doctrine of pantheism, which is the belief: a) in several gods and goddesses. b) that divinity resides in many things. c) in a single all-powerful deity. d) that moral living leads to salvation. Answer: b 4) Parables were used by Jesus to: a) teach lessons central to the Christian faith. b) gather followers in a central location for worship. c) communicate directly with God. d) pass on secret knowledge to adherents. Answer: a 5) What key idea in Christian thought was emphasized by both the early missionary Paul and, later, Augustine of Hippo? a) meditation as the path to enlightenment b) distrust of the human body c) promotion of asceticism d) a dualist philosophy of the world Answer: b 6) To accommodate large numbers of worshipers for services, early Christians developed the architectural form known as the: a) basilica. b) synagogue. c) chapel. d) ambulatory. Answer: a 7) Islam was first proclaimed by the prophet Muhammad in Mecca around the year: a) 1250 B.C.E. b) 35 C.E. c) 610 C.E. d) 1453 C.E. Answer: c 8) Like Judaism and Christianity, Islam is what type of religion? a) polytheistic b) pantheistic c) monotheistic d) dualistic Answer: c 9) Which of the following is characteristic of Islamic artworks? a) use of colored stone and gold glass mosaics b) calligraphy used to create designs and patterns c) scenes populated with animal and figural imagery d) narrative images presented in horizontal rows Answer: b 10) In addition to believing in Allah as the only God, Muslims must fulfill obligations set forth in the: a) Four Noble Truths. b) Five Pillars. c) Eightfold Path d) Ten Commandments. Answer: b Chapter 5: Middle Ages 1) The Early Middle Ages was marked by the influence and confluence of the Christian Church and what other force? a) Islamic invasions b) barbarian groups c) Crusading armies d) monastic orders Answer: b 2) What art form are illuminations associated with? a) murals b) paintings c) manuscripts d) mosaics Answer: c 3) The Carolingian era was marked by what type of social system? a) empiricism b) feudalism c) monasticism d) patronage Answer: b 4) Many Christian churches built during the Middle Ages: a) resemble classical Greek and Roman temples. b) have a plan based on the Greek cross. c) lack both interior and exterior decoration. d) were located on or near pilgrimage routes. Answer: d 5) The Gothic style was predominant after 1140 in which country? a) England b) France c) Germany d) Italy Answer: b 6) In what key way do Gothic churches differ from Romanesque churches? a) The emphasis is on vertical light-filled spaces with thin walls. b) The plan lacks a clerestory but includes additional ambulatories. c) Building locations were no longer along pilgrimage routes. d) Sculpture is confined to the exterior tympanum and doorways. Answer: a 7) What purpose did flying buttresses serve in Gothic architecture? a) They allowed for pointed arches and taller interior domes. b) They created a triangular space where sculpture could be placed. c) They provided stability by transferring thrust outward and down. d) They formed the framework for stained-glass and rose windows. Answer: c 8) What two ideas were synthesized by St. Thomas Aquinas, most notably in his Summa Theologica? a) Baconian empiricism and the role of language b) scholasticism and Cartesian rationalism c) the notion of free will and the mind–soul connection d) Aristotelian philosophy and Catholic thought Answer: d 9) Which of the following is a musical form that is directly linked to a religious liturgy? a) chanson de geste b) plainchant c) lais d) terza rima Answer: b 10) What commonality is shared by the three major literary works of the Middle Ages: Dante’s Inferno, Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, and Boccaccio’s Decameron? a) The use of historical events and people in fictionalized accounts. b) The debate about the nature of the individual, salvation, and free will. c) The motif of the journey used to provide a structure for the story. d) The focus on the Christian ideas about heaven, hell, sin, and punishment. Answer: c Chapter 6: Early Renaissance 1) What cultural shift is reflected in the term humanism? a) the grounding of approaches to learning in faith rather than reason b) the change in focus from sacred matters to secular concerns c) the transfer of power and land from the lords to the plebeians d) the growth of the Medici courts rather than popes as patrons Answer: b 2) In what key way did portraiture change during the Early Renaissance? a) Artists began to show individuals and their features rather than ideal types. b) Artists began to use linear perspective to place the person in a realistic setting. c) Artists began to explore a wider variety of media, including oil and tempera. d) Artists began placing real people in the same scene as religious subjects. Answer: a 3) Which of the following is an egg-based painting medium? a) fresco b) gesso c) tempera d) glazing Answer: c 4) Donatello’s sculptural work stands apart from much Early Renaissance art because of its: a) religious content. b) use of contrapposto. c) lack of realism. d) harsh emotionalism. Answer: d 5) Which architect, considered one of the greatest of the Early Renaissance, created the dome of the Florence Cathedral? a) Piero della Francesca b) Filippo Brunelleschi c) Lorenzo Ghiberti d) Michelozzo Michelozzi Answer: b 6) Marsilio Ficino translated the work of which ancient philosopher? a) Plato b) Socrates c) Aristotle d) Horace Answer: a 7) Petrarch formalized and popularized which literary form? a) sonnet b) canzone c) motet d) madrigal Answer: a 8) Unlike artists in Italy, Renaissance artists in Northern Europe tended to prefer to paint: a) mythological subjects rather than religious ones. b) realistic portraits of contemporary people. c) decorative altarpieces for Christian churches. d) detailed small-scale paintings on wood panels. Answer: d 9) An artwork made up of multiple separate panels, such as an altarpiece, is known as a: a) fresco. b) polyptych. c) miniature d) reliquary. Answer: b 10) Which of the following statements about a madrigal is true? a) The madrigal is secular vocal music written for lyrics in the vernacular. b) Madrigals were composed for multiple voices and performed during Mass. c) The subjects of madrigals were based on stories drawn from sacred texts. d) A madrigal is made up of fourteen lines arranged in an octave and a sestet. Answer: a Chapter 7: Later Renaissance 1) Rome became the center of artistic production in Italy during the Later/High Renaissance because of: a) its role as the leading city-state. b) its rise as a trading center. c) the influence of the Medici court. d) the power of the popes. Answer: d 2) The techniques of chiaroscuro and sfumato were developed by which artist? a) Leonardo b) Michelangelo c) Parmigianino d) Raphael Answer: a 3) Which of the following characteristics was NOT one of the ways in which Mannerist artworks differed from High Renaissance ideals? a) asymmetrical compositions b) elongated or distorted proportions c) confusing spatial constructions d) realistic and identifiable subjects Answer: d 4) Which of the following artists was NOT a significant Renaissance painter or printer in Northern Europe? a) Hans Holbein b) Thomas Weelkes c) Albrecht Dürer d) Pieter Bruegel the Elder Answer: b 5) Johannes Gutenberg invented movable type and the printing press in the: a) late 1300s. b) mid-1400s. c) early 1500s. d) mid-1600s. Answer: b 6) The Reformation resulted in: a) a new set of stricter laws governing citizens. b) the banning of religions other than Catholicism. c) the emergence of many new Christian religions. d) a renewal of interest in classical philosophies. Answer: c 7) Who is the author of the 95 Theses? a) Martin Luther b) Thomas More c) John Calvin d) William Harvey Answer: a 8) Which of the following best defines the term iconoclasm? a) the destruction of religious imagery b) a rejection of secular subject matter c) the rebirth of classical portraiture d) a celebration of the gentleman courtier Answer: a 9) Who is considered the father of the modern essay? a) Machiavelli b) Thomas Morley c) Michel de Montaigne d) William Shakespeare Answer: c 10) Shakespeare’s plays are written in unrhymed iambic pentameter, also called: a) blank verse. b) soliloquy. c) sonnets. d) plainchant. Answer: a Chapter 8: Seventeenth Century (Baroque) 1) All of the following are key characteristics of the Baroque era except which one? a) preference for small scale b) intense emotionalism c) emphasis on contrast d) heightened realism Answer: a 2) Who was the founder of the modern empirical tradition? a) Galileo Galilei b) Thomas Hobbes c) Pierre Corneille d) Francis Bacon Answer: d 3) Caravaggio’s tenebristic manner is reflected in his paintings by the: a) heightened realism of the scene. b) dramatic use of lights and shadows. c) dark monochromatic color scheme. d) intense emotionalism of the figures. Answer: b 4) The heightened realism and theatricality of the Baroque is evident in David and Saint Theresa in Ecstasy, two sculptures by which artist? a) Artemisia Gentileschi b) Giovanni Battista Gaulli c) Gianlorenzo Bernini d) Carlo Maderno Answer: c 5) The sensuality that is characteristic of Baroque art, seen in his painting Garden of Love, is evident in the work of which northern European artist? a) Peter Paul Rubens b) Frans Hals c) Nicholas Poussin d) Jan Vermeer Answer: a 6) What formed the basis for René Descartes’ approach to thinking? a) experimentation b) doubt c) intuition d) desire Answer: b 7) An opera includes which of the following two vocal forms? a) recitative and arias b) concerto and choruses c) counterpoint and fugues d) oratorio and duets Answer: a 8) Johann Sebastian Bach is known for his work in which vocal musical form that is composed of a theme and counterpoint? a) concerto b) cantata c) oratorio d) fugue Answer: d 9) Miguel de Cervantes’s Don Quixote is an example of what type of novel? a) epic b) philosophical c) picaresque d) cloak and dagger Answer: c 10) What was the primary inspiration for French Baroque plays? a) classical drama b) trouvère poetry c) medieval epics d) Elizabethan theater Answer: a Chapter 9: Eighteenth Century (Enlightenment) 1) All of the following statements about the philosophes are true except which one? a) They espoused rational thinking. b) The championed democratic ideas. c) They advocated for religious education. d) They believed in self-determination. Answer: c 2) Denis Diderot is best known for: a) formulating the “categorical imperative.” b) compiling a 28-volume encyclopedia. c) writing the first autobiography. d) contributing to the Declaration of Independence. Answer: b 3) Which of the following best describes the Rococo style? a) delicate, small scale, entertaining subject matter b) dark colors, idealized figures, religious subject matter c) restrained, large scale, mythological subject matter d) exaggerated proportions, elegant, classical subject matter Answer: a 4) The fête galante is most associated with which artist? a) François Boucher b) Jean-Honoré Fragonard c) Marie-Louise-Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun d) Jean-Antoine Watteau Answer: d 5) All of the following artworks are examples of the neoclassical style except which one? a) Thomas Gainsborough’s The Morning Walk b) Jacques-Louis David’s Oath of the Horatii c) Lord Burlington and William Kent’s Chiswick House d) Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello Answer: a 6) What purpose does a stupa serve in Buddhist architecture? a) It serves as a repository for sacred scriptures. b) It displays a statue of the Buddha. c) It holds relics associated with the Buddha. d) It contains sculptures of religious leaders. Answer: c 7) The eighteenth-century symphony typically consisted of how many movements? a) two b) three c) four d) five Answer: c 8) The Symphony #5 in C Minor, opus 67, is which composer’s most famous work? a) Ludwig Van Beethoven b) Johann Wolfgang von Goethe c) Franz Joseph Haydn d) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Answer: a 9) Which of the following authors is best known for writing satire? a) Johann Wolfgang von Goethe b) Jonathan Swift c) Daniel Defoe d) Henry Fielding Answer: b 10) All of the following are novels by Jane Austen except which one? a) Emma b) Pride and Prejudice c) The Sorrows of Young Werther d) Sense and Sensibility Answer: c Chapter 10: Earlier Nineteenth Century 1) What was the primary impetus that drove social change in the Romantic era? a) the Napoleonic Code b) the Enlightenment c) American independence d) the Industrial Revolution Answer: d 2) All of the following describe the Romantics except which one? a) They emphasized experiences and imagery that evoked emotions and feelings. b) They valued reason and rationalism as a means to individual freedom. c) They focused on the imagination and its role in discovering hidden realities. d) They were concerned with nature and celebrated its beauty and grandeur. Answer: b 3) Which artist painted The Third of May, 1808? a) Francisco Goya b) Théodore Géricault c) Eugène Delacroix d) Joseph Mallord William Turner Answer: a 4) Neoclassical / Romantic sculpture created in early nineteenth-century Europe often shows: a) a faithfulness to Renaissance ideals. b) exotic or mythical subjects. c) a plethora of patterns and textures. d) a revival of antique models. Answer: d 5) In what key way did English Romantic artists differ from their counterparts in France? a) the attention to realistic details b) the preference for asymmetrical compositions c) the focus on landscape as subject matter d) the use of dark, somber colors Answer: c 6) Which of the following best characterizes architecture built during the earlier nineteenth century? a) an interest in archaeology and earlier styles b) the incorporation of details from non-Western cultures c) simplicity and a lack of exterior ornamentation d) a shift away from classical models and forms Answer: a 7) Frédéric Chopin is known for his work in all of the following short musical compositions except which one? a) études b) sonatas c) nocturnes d) preludes Answer: b 8) Which of the following writers was part of the transcendentalist movement? a) Ralph Waldo Emerson b) William Blake c) Walt Whitman d) Emily Dickinson Answer: a 9) Which artist referred to his painted works as Realism? a) Ilya Repin b) Édouard Manet c) Gustave Courbet d) John Constable Answer: c 10) Gustave Flaubert’s Madame Bovary is considered a counterpoint to: a) English rationality. b) Neoclassical clarity. c) Realist accuracy. d) Romantic sensibility. Answer: d Chapter 11: Later Nineteenth Century 1) The dialectical materialism put forth by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels owes a debt to which earlier philosopher? a) Søren Kierkegaard b) Immanuel Kant c) René Descartes d) George Friedrich Hegel Answer: d 2) What formed the basis for Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution? a) humans have been the most successful species to evolve in the world b) species must adapt to the environment to successfully breed and survive c) a divine plan is responsible for the survival or extinction of all species d) chance is not involved in changes to species and their environments Answer: b 3) Which Impressionist artist painted series of buildings and outdoor scenes to capture changing light and atmospheric conditions? a) Pierre Auguste Renoir b) Mary Cassatt c) Claude Monet d) Edgar Degas Answer: c 4) What subjects were especially favored by Impressionist artists? a) portraits of aristocrats b) moments from daily life c) historical events and figures d) allegorical stories and lessons Answer: b 5) The nails driven into the Mangaaka Power Figure refer to all of the following except which one? a) wars b) treaties c) claims d) vows Answer: a 6) Vincent Van Gogh’s early art was influenced by: a) African sculpture. b) Japanese prints. c) Indian miniatures. d) Korean albums. Answer: b 7) The term Synthetism is associated with which artist? a) Georges Seurat b) Paul Cézanne c) Vincent van Gogh d) Paul Gauguin Answer: d 8) The most significant aspect of Paul Cézanne’s paintings is his: a) reliance on linear perspective and realistic shading. b) use of few colors to reduce the solidity of objects. c) compression of space and repetition of lines and shapes. d) ability to capture transient effects of light outdoors. Answer: c 9) What major change occurred in architecture during the later nineteenth century? a) Buildings were constructed with supporting frames made of steel or iron and concrete. b) Architects returned to classical styles but adapted them to new types of commercial buildings. c) The Art Nouveau style resulted in buildings with organic forms and serpentine lines. d) Elevators made it possible to construct skeletal structures without thick masonry walls. Answer: a 10) Which composer is known for his particularly effective use of leitmotifs? a) Giuseppe Verdi b) Johannes Brahms c) Richard Wagner d) Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Answer: c Chapter 12: Earlier Twentieth Century 1) According to the psychology of Sigmund Freud, the central organized self is known as the: a) ego b) psyche c) id d) superego Answer: a 2) What major event occurred in 1929? a) the Russian Revolution b) the Depression c) World War I d) the Spanish Civil War Answer: b 3) Fascism first took root in which country? a) Germany b) Italy c) Russia d) Spain Answer: b 4) All of the following were key trends in the visual arts of the early twentieth century except which one? a) neoclassicism b) expressionism c) fantasy d) abstraction Answer: a 5) During the Analytical Cubism phase of his career, Pablo Picasso: a) analyzed objects and abstracted them to be unrecognizable. b) built up the surface of a painting with layers of pasted materials. c) assembled an image from colorful, flat geometric lines and shapes. d) simplified forms into faceted, translucent, overlapping planes. Answer: d 6) Which of the following best defines abstract art? a) Art that is concerned with simplifying forms into geometric fundamentals. b) Art that is completely nonrepresentational and independent of a subject. c) Art whose expressive colors and imagery are meant to evoke emotion. d) Art that combines dreamlike imagery into Answer: b 7) Salvador Dali’s Persistence of Memory is an example of which style of art? a) Dada b) Futurism c) Abstraction d) Surrealism Answer: d 8) Who is generally regarded as the most influential composer of the twentieth century? a) Aaron Copland b) Arnold Schoenberg c) Igor Stravinsky d) Sergei Diaghilev Answer: c 9) George Gershwin is known for his compositions that combine classical music with what other type of music? a) gospel b) jazz c) folk d) spiritual Answer: b 10) What aspect of Virginia Woolf’s narrative in Mrs. Dalloway best demonstrates her use of the stream of consciousness technique? a) the free flow of the main character’s mental impressions b) abrupt shifts from one character’s thoughts to another c) the variety of styles and voices mixed together in a single sentence d) combinations of past and present events in one passage Answer: a Chapter 13: Later Twentieth Century 1) What event caused the United States to enter World War II? a) the invasion of Poland b) the attack on Pearl Harbor c) the bombing of Britain d) the surrender of France Answer: b 2) Jackson Pollock’s Grayed Rainbow is an example of what style of art? a) Postmodernism b) Post-Expressionism c) Abstract Expressionism d) Color Field Painting Answer: c 3) A feminist sensibility is best exemplified by which of the following artworks? a) The Dinner Party by Judy Chicago b) Leonardo’s Lady by Audrey Flack c) Nature Abhors a Vacuum by Helen Frankenthaler d) Ribbons and Jewels by Hazel Rebold Answer: a 4) Which of the following architects is known for taking a Postmodern approach to buildings? a) Philippe Starck b) Ludwig Mies van der Rohe c) Frank Gehry d) Michael Graves Answer: d 5) The key idea that forms the foundation of existentialism is that: a) men and women differ only because of their environment. b) humanity is essentially and inherently good and ethical. c) people’s fate is determined by a divine being, not free will. d) human beings are defined by their choices and actions. Answer: d 6) Louis Armstrong is best known for what kind of compositions? a) jazz improvisations b) big band swing c) musical theater d) polyrhythmic blues Answer: a 7) Which of the following writers is associated with the Beat generation? a) William Faulkner b) Jack Kerouac c) Tennessee Williams d) Arthur Miller Answer: b 8) The literary movement of Magic Realism began in: a) Europe. b) the United States. c) Russia. d) South America. Answer: d 9) What is the primary focus of novels written by Toni Morrison? a) African American identity b) the immigrant experience c) self-realization and autobiography d) civilization and its constraints Answer: a 10) Cats and Phantom of the Opera are two of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s many: a) films. b) operas. c) musicals. d) novels. Answer: c Chapter 14: Twenty-First Century 1) What is the main notion of Kwame Anthony Appiah’s concept of cosmopolitanism? a) open and honest conversation can help us learn about the differences among people. b) the globalization of goods and ideas through technology. c) the benefits and disadvantages of Internet social networks. d) the growth of urbanism and the decline of rural economies. Answer: a 2) Which of the following is not put forth by Margaret Somerville as a means to develop an ethical imagination? a) the ability to live with uncertainty b) mutual respect for those unlike ourselves c) the need to recognize guiding moral principles d) an acceptance of ethical pluralism Answer: d 3) What type of art does the artist known as Banksy create? a) site-specific sculpture b) spray-painted graffiti art c) LED light works d) Environmental Art Answer: b 4) Which artist invented the Paint Streaming Instrument to make art? a) Leo Villareal b) Doug Starn c) Christo d) Tom Shannon Answer: d 5) The quest for height of skyscrapers such as Burj Khalifa can be compared to which earlier style of architecture? a) Renaissance b) Romanesque c) Gothic d) Neoclassical Answer: c 6) The overall form of National Stadium in Beijing is based on what type of structure? a) Roman amphitheater b) Indian stupa c) Renaissance dome d) Gothic cathedral Answer: a 7) What is innovative about Rem Koolhaas’s design for the Casa da Musica? a) its location on a difficult site b) its sculptural form c) the use of nontraditional materials d) its transparent exterior Answer: b 8) “El Sistema” is a type of: a) creative commons. b) architecture. c) music school. d) literary style. Answer: c 9) The compositions of Philip Glass are often inspired by: a) literary works. b) historical figures. c) daily life. d) natural phenomena. Answer: b 10) Which of the following descriptions applies to the poetry of both Kay Ryan and Billy Collins? a) complex ideas delivered through deceptively simple verse b) moments of daily life presented as historical events c) works of earlier poets reinterpreted in a contemporary idiom d) social and political criticism composed in free verse Answer: a Test Bank for Handbook for the Humanities Janetta Rebold Benton, Robert DiYanni 9780205949786

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