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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through The Arts and their Interpretation.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Edmund Wilson say cultures are made of?
(a) Genetic pools.
(b) The highest expressions of symbolic language in art.
(c) Groups of language users.
(d) Linked compositions of myths and symbols.

2. How can scientists monitor the working brain, in Wilson's account?
(a) In real-time analysis.
(b) In snapshots.
(c) In limited experiments.
(d) In behavior.

3. When did the Enlightenment end, in Wilson's account?
(a) 1742.
(b) 1789.
(c) 1794.
(d) 1776.

4. That scientific tools does Wilson credit with driving the age of scientific expansion?
(a) Optics, and the ability to measure.
(b) Hydraulics, and the ability to transfer power.
(c) Vaccines, and the ability to heal.
(d) Generators, and the ability to create power.

5. What might be a consequence of the unification of knowledge, in Wilson's account?
(a) Streamlined education.
(b) A new sense of what divides mankind against itself.
(c) A better understanding of ourselves.
(d) New fields of exploration.

Short Answer Questions

1. What will the combination of the arts and sciences ultimately create?

2. How does Wilson characterize the relationship between consilience and the material world?

3. What causes a change in traits?

4. What cannot be expressed by brain imaging, in Edmund Wilson's account?

5. How can science help us, in Wilson's account?

(see the answer key)

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