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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. How did the orchestra change in the fifteenth century according to Boorstin?
(a) Conductors were introduced to coordinate parts.
(b) Instruments were grouped into families.
(c) They swelled to unprecedented size.
(d) Composers began to employ new forms of harmony and dissonance.
2. How does Boorstin characterize the autobiography as a form?
(a) A scientific glimpse into the workings of the self.
(b) An objective account of a person's feelings and language.
(c) A shifting subject viewed from a shifting perspective.
(d) A rebellion against the act of being misread.
3. Out of what did Milton create poetry in Boorstin's account?
(a) Man's struggles with good and evil.
(b) Man's diabolical nature.
(c) Man's adventures in choice.
(d) Man's difficulties with right and wrong.
4. Where did Dostoevsky gain the experience from which he wrote Crime and Punishment?
(c) Working in a factory.
(d) His parents' farm.
5. In what does Zola say man DID NOT stop believing in the epigraph to Book 3?
(a) The future.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Boorstin say was the second step in the use of skyscrapers?
2. Of what is the Florence Foundling Hospital the first according to Boorstin?
3. What does Boorstin say Giotto di Bondone was the first Western artist to do?
4. What does Chaucer say in the epigraph to Part 8?
5. What does Boorstin say Eliot tried to express in "The Waste Land"?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Boorstin characterize Milton's contribution to imaginative culture?
2. How does Boorstin describe the evolution of the orchestra over time?
3. What innovation does Boorstin say Leonardo da Vinci made in imaginative art?
4. How does Boorstin characterize Johann Sebastian Bach's contribution to human imaginative work?
5. What does Boorstin say is Rousseau's contribution to the art of autobiography?
6. What was Gibbon's innovation?
7. How did dance change during the transition into modernity?
8. What is the place of the essay in the history Boorstin is describing?
9. How did painting begin to reflect the changes that were taking place in literature?
10. Why does Boorstin say Goethe's Faust is an important work?
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