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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 what way is Moby Dick NOT a novel according to Boorstin?
(a) It lacks historical attributes.
(b) It lacks antagonism and heroism.
(c) It lacks characterization and plot.
(d) It lacks metaphor and allegory.

2. What did the Slavonic Dostoevskian character represent for the Western imagination according to Boorstin?
(a) The primitive memories out of which Western consciousness arose.
(b) Experiences beyond the Western consciousness.
(c) Experiences at the heart of Western consciousness.
(d) The duality present in Western consciousness.

3. What did Bondone create according to Boorstin?
(a) A personal vision of Christian archetypes.
(b) Human figures who transcended religion.
(c) Individuality in visual arts.
(d) A new form of Christian allegory.

4. What does Boorstin say does the artist's job in photography?
(a) The machine.
(b) The developer.
(c) Light.
(d) The image itself.

5. What did William Henry Fox Talbot discover?
(a) A process for capturing sharp contrasts between black and white on photographic film.
(b) A process for retouching negatives.
(c) A process for using silver nitrate to make copies.
(d) A process for capturing images on glass.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Koestler characterize creativity in the epigraph to Book 3?

2. What does Boorstin say Dostoevsky's novels do to Western values?

3. What artistic movement does Boorstin say Monet initiated?

4. Into what is man split according to Emerson in the epigraph to Part 11?

5. What does Boorstin say Rousseau's Confessions are a self-defense against?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How does Boorstin characterize Milton's contribution to imaginative culture?

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

5. Where does Melville's Moby Dick fit in Boorstin's narrative?

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

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

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

9. What does Boorstin say is Rousseau's contribution to the art of autobiography?

10. How did visual arts change as artists came to appreciate the power of light?

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