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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In "Where Are We Going? And What Are We Doing?" Cage says he never lived in one place more than how long?
(a) Two years.
(b) A year.
(c) Six months.
(d) Five years.

2. Cage commissioned a school's P.E. department to play his music to accompany what?
(a) Rugby games.
(b) Tap dance performances.
(c) Cross country races.
(d) Aquatic ballet performances.

3. "Lecture on Nothing" was written in a format where there are how many measures in each line?
(a) Five measures.
(b) Two measures.
(c) Four measures.
(d) Three measures.

4. In the introduction to "Four Statements on the Dance," Cage recalls seeing unhappiness in what man's face because his music was rarely performed?
(a) Carl Ruggles.
(b) Roger Sessions.
(c) Virgil Thomson.
(d) Adolph Weiss.

5. How many days did it take Cage's friend to sort through a box of spices and foods that had become mixed up in transit?
(a) Seven days.
(b) One day.
(c) Three days.
(d) Five days.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what year did Cage first present his lecture "45' for a Speaker"?

2. "Where Are We Going? And What Are We Doing?" is broken up into how many layers?

3. "On Robert Rauschenberg, Artist, and His Work" was first published in what publication?

4. For what medium of art was Robert Rauschenberg famous?

5. "Lecture on Nothing" was originally printed in what year?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the author say about modern dance and whether it works?

2. Why did Vera Williams' children cry when she served them mushrooms on their steak?

3. What does Cage say about error in "45' for a Speaker"?

4. How did Cage and David Tudor react when food shipped to them from India came in all mixed up?

5. What happened when Cage attended a party to which he was not invited and asked the hostess for rum to drink?

6. Describe the process Cage using for writing "45' for a Speaker."

7. What happened when Cage told a technician during a recording session what to expect from his music?

8. How does Cage avoid being psychoanalyzed?

9. What does Cage say about the title of his article called "2 Pages, 122 Words on Music and Dance"?

10. How is the essay "Lecture on Nothing" formatted?

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