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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 2: Appendix 6.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What happened to "pyrotechny" after the fall of Rome?
(a) It returned to being used exclusively for military purposes.
(b) The technology was lost, and development had to begin from scratch.
(c) It became used only in religious and national ceremonies.
(d) Bigger and brighter displays were invented.

2. What were the two primary uses of the science of "pyrotechny," according to the author?
(a) Weaponry and fireworks.
(b) Stage lighting and religious ceremony.
(c) Religious ceremony and weaponry.
(d) Fireworks and stage lighting.

3. What does the author say at the end of Appendix 3 about the past?
(a) It can never be changed.
(b) It must be learned from, or it will be repeated.
(c) It is not fixed and unalterable.
(d) It has nothing to teach us, because it will repeat itself regardless.

4. According to the author, what is "one of the most magical and transporting of spectacles"?
(a) An opera.
(b) A religious ceremony.
(c) A bonfire.
(d) A fireworks display.

5. To whom does the author attribute the concept of Hades, mentioned in Appendix 6?
(a) Odysseus.
(b) Antigone.
(c) Euripides.
(d) Homer.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the highest point of the transformation the author discusses in Appendix 6?

2. How did "pyrotechny" begin in Europe, according to the author?

3. To what researcher does the author refer when commenting on the first technique in Appendix 1?

4. According to the author, what is theatrical spectacle?

5. What is the political purpose of regalia and pageantry, according to the author?

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