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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. Why did Dickens leave the public sphere?
(a) He was censored.
(b) He went bankrupt.
(c) His doctor warned him against public readings.
(d) He was arrested.

2. How does Boorstin characterize Wordsworth's best work?
(a) Drama.
(b) Remembrance.
(c) Epic poetry.
(d) Prophecy.

3. What does Boorstin say Eliot tried to express in "The Waste Land"?
(a) Compensation.
(b) Redemption.
(c) Incoherence.
(d) Sadness.

4. What does Boorstin say is unique about Richard Wagner?
(a) His music created new philosophies.
(b) His work was performed with modern orchestras for the first time.
(c) His work embodied religious ideals in new ways.
(d) He was influential in both musical and literary history.

5. How does Boorstin say Proust created life?
(a) In ritual.
(b) In time.
(c) In space.
(d) In action.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the relationship between Wordsworth and Coleridge?

2. How does Boorstin characterize the autobiography as a form?

3. In what way is Moby Dick NOT a novel according to Boorstin?

4. What made Lyrical Ballads revolutionary according to Boorstin?

5. In what does Zola say man stopped believing in the epigraph to Book 3?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Beethoven change the nature of music according to Boorstin?

2. Why does Boorstin say Goethe's Faust is an important work?

3. What is the place of the essay in the history Boorstin is describing?

4. Where does Boorstin put Kafka in his portrait of imaginative thinkers?

5. How does Boorstin characterize Johann Sebastian Bach's contribution to human imaginative work?

6. What does Boorstin say is Dostoevsky's contribution to imaginative literature?

7. In what way did T. S. Eliot change the course of literature's evolution?

8. What is the skyscraper's role in the development of the human imagination?

9. How did dance change during the transition into modernity?

10. What is Coleridge's importance in imaginative literature according to Boorstin?

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