Hum 112 Week 9 Quiz, 14 pages, 40 Questions
Examples:
Question 1
Why did Paul Gauguin leave France for Tahiti in 1891?

Question 2
Why did Charles Darwin publish The Descent of Man in 1871?

Question 3
What did Edvard Munch originally title The Scream?
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Question 4
What is the literal definition of fin de siècle?

Question 5
Why did the Society of Men of Letters refuse to accept Rodin’s Monument to Balzac, forcing him to return the advance payments?





Question 6
How did Claude Debussy create a sense of aimless wandering in his Prélude à l’aprés-midi d’un faune?

Question 7
Why did Georges Seurat prefer to paint using tiny dots of color called pontilles?

Question 8
What anniversary did Paris’s Exposition Universelle of 1889 mark?

Question 9
On what work did Stépane Mallarmé base his Symbolist “L’Aprés-midi d’un faune”?

Question 10
In A Doll’s House, what does the doll’s house symbolize for Nora?

Question 11
What is the chief theme of Kandinsky’s Composition VII?

Question 12
Why did Guillaume Apollinaire arrange the words of his calligramme poem “Il Pleut” in vertical columns?

Question 13
How can Henri Matisse’s Dance II be viewed as a rebuttal to Picasso’s Les Demoiselles de Avignon?

Question 14
What special significance does the spiral have in Cubist paintings such as Picasso’s Violin?

Question 15
Why did Eadweard Muybridge photograph a trotting horse in rapid succession?





Question 16
Why did Braque and Picasso begin pasting paper, fabric, rope, and other objects to their canvases?

Question 17
Who developed Imagist poetry?

Question 18
Which earlier artist inspired Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso in their development of Cubism?

Question 19
Why did early silent films appeal especially to the working-class, immigrant audiences?

Question 20
Why were Thomas Edison’s early films for the Kinetoscope rather limited?

Question 21
Why did the exhibition committee for a 1917 New York show hide Duchamp’s “ready-made” entry, Fountain, behind a curtain?

Question 22
How does The Battleship Potemkin’s Odessa Steps scene qualify as Eisenstein’s invention?

Question 23
Why did so much of Kasimir Malevich’s Suprematist art depend on the square?

Question 24
In his Surrealist Girl Before a Mirror, what does Picasso portray in his mistress’s reflected image?

Question 25
According to the chapter’s “Continuity and Change” section, why did so many Southern African-Americans make the Great Migration to the north between 1915





Question 26
Whose utopian views influenced Vladimir Lenin?

Question 27
In “A Room of One’s Own,” what did Virginia Woolf claim women needed to reach their full potential?

Question 28
As discussed in the chapter’s “Continuity and Change” section, why did Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes dislike Paris?

Question 29
Why did Virginia Woolf disapprove of Joyce’s Ulysses?

Question 30
With what did poet William Butler Yeats compare the postwar era?

Question 31
As discussed in the chapter’s “Continuity and Change” section, why did Adolph Hitler ban abstract art?

Question 32
Why were whites stunned during the 1919 “Red Summer” riots?

Question 33
What do skyscrapers, a distinct American invention, predominantly symbolize?

Question 34
According to the first-person narrator of Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, what is Jay Gatsby’s great tragedy?

Question 35
Why did Hollywood, CA, become the center of the movie industry?

Question 36
How did George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess bridge the gap between popular and high culture?

Question 37
What typically are the subjects of blues songs?

Question 38
Why does New York Coty’s Chrysler Building have stainless steel eagle gargoyles?

Question 39
Why was Frank Lloyd Wright’s inclusion in the International Style exhibition of 1922 ironic?

Question 40
Why was Ernest Hemingway judged unfit for military service in World War I?