The Creators Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the dome of the Pantheon proclaim according to Boorstin?

2. What does Paul Valery say the artist's business is in the epigraph to Book 1?

3. In what does Boorstin say Pantagruel luxuriates?

4. Who was the first divinity according to the Rig Veda?

5. Who are the devas?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Boorstin describe the birth of drama?

2. How does Boorstin describe the Hindu contribution to imaginative culture?

3. How does Boorstin characterize Chaucer's Canterbury Tales?

4. How does Boorstin characterize the Confucian teachings?

5. How does Boorstin describe the birth of hymns?

6. How does Boorstin characterize Cervantes' contribution to imaginative literature?

7. What does Boorstin say is the importance of megaliths?

8. What innovation do the Homeric epics represent in the culture of the imagination?

9. How do Muslims differ from Greeks and Christians in their approach to making images?

10. What did Moses add to the culture of imagination?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Defend or refute the proposition that in its evolution, modern art has given the individual the ability to become immortal through his self-expression. Use examples from the text.

Essay Topic 2

Write an evaluative review of The Creators. What is this book's place in culture? What are its uses? Who is its audience? What are its limitations?

Essay Topic 3

In autobiography, artists change themselves in the process of revealing themselves--putting their experiences down on paper seems to give them a new perspective, or free them. Using examples from the text, describe the difference between art that is a final product and art that is psychologically useful to the personal development of the author. Do they make different legacies? Can a psychological process be handed down?

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