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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 materials were often used for self-flagellation?
(a) Cat-o-nine-tails made from iron or steel.
(b) Flogs made from strips of leather or horsehair.
(c) Belts with nails driven through them.
(d) Whips made of knotted leather or iron wire.

2. Why are marble and stone often particularly impressive materials in art?
(a) Because they are so hard to find.
(b) Because they are more difficult to work with than other media.
(c) Because they last longer than many other pieces of art.
(d) Because the pieces made from them are usually very large.

3. What are the first objects upon which the author intently focuses during the experiment?
(a) The table and chairs in the room.
(b) Three flowers in a vase on the table.
(c) Some pens and pencils in a cup on his desk.
(d) The books on his shelves.

4. What is the drawback to the "visionary arts" mentioned in Appendix 3?
(a) They are experienced differently by each individual, so no one understands how another experiences them.
(b) They are ephemeral, and earlier masterpieces have been lost to us.
(c) They require a great deal of time, effort and expense to put on.
(d) They can only be experienced in large groups.

5. What event was, according to the author, an example of ancient pageantry which was enriched and improved by technological advances?
(a) The inauguration of the first President, George Washington.
(b) The first performance of "Romeo and Juliet" in a theater equipped with modern technology.
(c) The first motion picture.
(d) The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. Which is NOT one of the "visionary arts" that the author mentions at the beginning of Appendix 3?

4. Which is NOT a practice that mimics the effects which result from the first technique described in Appendix 1?

5. What is striking about the painting of the butcher bird, to which the author refers at the end of Appendix 5?

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