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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. To what does Melville say the sea and land are analogous in the epigraph to Part 12?
(a) The self.
(b) Civilization.
(c) The soul.
(d) God.

2. What does Boorstin say Mozart said about dying?
(a) That he had not yet begun his real work.
(b) That he had done all he meant to do.
(c) That he was dying before he could enjoy his talent.
(d) That he was the most fortunate man who had ever lived.

3. In what way does Boorstin say Milton was a strong individual?
(a) He invented his own mythical characters and religion.
(b) He exiled his children for their unconventional religious views.
(c) He did not subscribe to conventional religious views.
(d) He never belonged to a sect.

4. How was Gibbon perceived in Boorstin's account?
(a) As a pornographic philosopher.
(b) As a prophet of communism.
(c) As a leading adventure novelist.
(d) As the ultimate humanist historian.

5. What motif did Bruneleschi and Alberti introduce to Western art?
(a) Mimetic realism.
(b) The division of a canvas into allegorical and realist halves.
(c) The view out of a window.
(d) Decorative cherubs.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Boorstin say Eliot tried to express in "The Waste Land"?

2. Who does Boorstin say Bach's audience was?

3. What does Chaucer say in the epigraph to Part 8?

4. How does Boorstin characterize Stravinsky's role in music?

5. What does Boorstin say does the artist's job in photography?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was Gibbon's innovation?

2. How does Boorstin characterize Dickens' contribution to imaginative culture?

3. What does Boorstin say is William Wordsworth's contribution to imaginative culture?

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

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

6. How does Boorstin characterize Michelangelo's contribution to human culture?

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

8. How does Proust change the way we understand imagination in modern times?

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. How did photography change the nature of art and representation in Boorstin's account?

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