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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. When did Goethe start Faust?
2. What does Boorstin say does the artist's job in photography?
(a) The machine.
(b) The image itself.
(c) The developer.
3. In what way is Moby Dick NOT a novel according to Boorstin?
(a) It lacks antagonism and heroism.
(b) It lacks characterization and plot.
(c) It lacks historical attributes.
(d) It lacks metaphor and allegory.
4. To what does Melville say the sea and land are analogous in the epigraph to Part 12?
(a) The self.
(d) The soul.
5. Whom does Boorstin say was the first biographer?
(b) Benjamin Franklin.
(c) James Boswell.
(d) Dr. Samuel Johnson.
Short Answer Questions
1. What did the Slavonic Dostoevskian character represent for the Western imagination according to Boorstin?
2. What does Boorstin say Bruneleschi and Alberti rediscovered?
3. How does Boorstin characterize "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"?
4. What made Lyrical Ballads revolutionary according to Boorstin?
5. What does Boorstin say Melville presents in Moby Dick?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Boorstin characterize Michelangelo's contribution to human culture?
2. How does Boorstin describe the evolution of the orchestra over time?
3. How did dance change during the transition into modernity?
4. What innovation does Boorstin say Leonardo da Vinci made in imaginative art?
5. What is Coleridge's importance in imaginative literature according to Boorstin?
6. What is the skyscraper's role in the development of the human imagination?
7. When does Boorstin say authors became the subject of their own writing?
8. What does Boorstin say is William Wordsworth's contribution to imaginative culture?
9. How does Proust change the way we understand imagination in modern times?
10. What is the place of the essay in the history Boorstin is describing?
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