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

2. What did Gibbon say was the essence of history?
(a) Political movements.
(b) Wars and elections.
(c) Economies.
(d) Human habits and utterances.

3. What is the relationship between teacher and learner according to the Koestler quote in the epigraph to Book 3?
(a) The learner has more opportunity than ever.
(b) The teacher has less authority than earlier.
(c) They are the same person.
(d) The learner has more anxiety than ever.

4. In what period was the symphony created?
(a) Renaissance.
(b) Romantic.
(c) Baroque.
(d) Gothic.

5. Where was the skyscraper born?
(a) San Francisco.
(b) Chicago.
(c) London.
(d) New York.

Short Answer Questions

1. What motif did Bruneleschi and Alberti introduce to Western art?

2. To what condition does art aspire according to Pater's epigraph for Part 9?

3. What does Boorstin say artists began to see in modern art?

4. What did Bondone create according to Boorstin?

5. What does Boorstin say T.S. Eliot believed poetry was about?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. When does Boorstin say authors became the subject of their own writing?

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

6. What does Boorstin say Pickering and Prescott have in common, and what is their role in the development of the Western imaginative consciousness?

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

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

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

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

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