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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. What does Boorstin say is unique about Richard Wagner?
(a) His music created new philosophies.
(b) His work embodied religious ideals in new ways.
(c) He was influential in both musical and literary history.
(d) His work was performed with modern orchestras for the first time.
2. In Boorstin's account, Michelangelo changed man from an imitation of nature to what?
(a) An example for nature.
(b) A recreation of nature.
(c) The measure of nature.
(d) A perfection of nature.
3. Who does Boorstin say Bach's audience was?
(a) The aristocratic court.
(b) The church.
(c) The church and the public.
(d) The military.
4. In what does Zola say man DID NOT stop believing in the epigraph to Book 3?
(d) The future.
5. Where does Boorstin say Monet's achievement was made?
(a) In the eternal moment of art.
(b) In the elusive moment.
(c) In the relationship between audience and nature.
(d) In the relationship between the artist and history.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Boorstin say Rousseau's Confessions are a self-defense against?
2. With what does Boorstin say Alfred Stieglitz experimented?
3. What did the Slavonic Dostoevskian character represent for the Western imagination according to Boorstin?
4. What does Boorstin say does the artist's job in photography?
5. What does Boorstin say Milton wrote after Comus and Lycidas?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Boorstin characterize Milton's contribution to imaginative culture?
2. What is Coleridge's importance in imaginative literature according to Boorstin?
3. Why does Boorstin say Goethe's Faust is an important work?
4. How did photography change the nature of art and representation in Boorstin's account?
5. How does Boorstin characterize Monet's accomplishment?
6. How does Boorstin characterize Michelangelo's contribution to human culture?
7. What does Boorstin say is Ben Franklin's contribution to the art of imaginative life?
8. How does Boorstin describe the evolution of the orchestra over time?
9. What does Boorstin say Pickering and Prescott have in common, and what is their role in the development of the Western imaginative consciousness?
10. What was Gibbon's innovation?
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