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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 tradition was Cristabel written according to Boorstin?
(a) Baroque ornamentation.
(b) Gothic Romance.
(c) Classical symmetry.
(d) Modernism.

2. What does Boorstin say Bruneleschi and Alberti rediscovered?
(a) Gothic cathedrals.
(b) Linear perspective.
(c) Stained glass windows.
(d) Flying buttresses.

3. What did Cristofori invent?
(a) The violin.
(b) The modern form of musical notation.
(c) The first recording device.
(d) The piano.

4. In what does Zola say man DID NOT stop believing in the epigraph to Book 3?
(a) Nature.
(b) Immortality.
(c) The future.
(d) God.

5. How does Boorstin characterize "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"?
(a) The first modernist poem.
(b) The last Medieval chanson.
(c) The first post-modern poem.
(d) The first confessional poem.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How many paintings does Boorstin say da Vinci left?

3. What does Boorstin say man is finally learning to celebrate in Book 3?

4. How does Boorstin characterize Wordsworth's best work?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What was Gibbon's innovation?

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

3. How did painting begin to reflect the changes that were taking place in literature?

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

5. How does Boorstin describe the evolution of the orchestra over time?

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

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

8. What does Boorstin say is Ben Franklin's contribution to the art of imaginative life?

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

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

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