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Question Question 1 What 1927 film was the first feature-length talkie? Answer The Blue Angel The Wizard of Oz The Black Pirate The Jazz Singer Question 2 2 points Why did movie theaters thrive during the Great Depression? Answer Brief escape from reality Prices relatively inexpensive Subsidized by the WPA Sources of current news Question 3 2 points How did Mohandas Gandhi convince the British to decolonize India in 1947? Answer Leading guerrilla resistance Using passive resistance Ceding Pakistan to Britain Starting a civil war in India Question 4 2 points Why did Kaiser Wilhelm II abdicate to the Social Democratic Party in 1919? Answer Appease the Spartikusbund uprising Satisfy the terms of the Treaty of Versailles Avoid imprisonment by invading Czechs Support the new Weimer Republic government Question 5 2 points In Franz Kafka's The Trial, why is protagonist Josef K. arrested and tried? Answer For being a communist For being Jewish For killing his mother For an unknown reason Question 6 2 points What did Bertolt Brecht aim to accomplish by alienating audiences with his epic theater? Answer Expose the excesses of a capitalistic society Make them view the characters critically Shock them into turning to Marxism Force them to identify with the main character Question 7 2 points Why did Hitler begin the tradition of carrying the Olympic torch from Athens to the Olympic venue in 1936? Answer Show off the Germans' athletic abilities Advertise Germany's openness to other cultures Suggest that Germany was the new classical Greece Imply Germany's position as civilization's center Question 8 2 points On what condition would Picasso allow Guernica to be on permanent display in a museum in his native Spain? Answer Picasso himself was dead Spanish people regain civil liberties Francisco Franco was dead Spain became a republic Question 9 2 points With what did Bauhaus School founder Walter Gropius equate his architecture? Answer Politics Romance Nationalism Religion Question 10 2 points How many Jews are estimated to have been exterminated at Auschwitz-Birkenau? Answer 85,000 444,000 1-2.5 million 6 million Question 11 2 points What is the central thematic concern of the Theater of the Absurd? Answer Futility of organized religion Ridiculousness of the masses Meaninglessness of existence Fragmentation of the human psyche Question 12 2 points Why did a rooster have psychological meaning to Jackson Pollock, who painted one into his Guardians of the Secret? Answer Like the rooster, Pollock had an colossal ego He grew up on a California chicken farm A rooster had stolen his severed fingertip Like his art, roosters symbolize honesty Question 13 2 points What work best characterizes the Beat generation? Answer Robert Frank's The Americans Jack Kerouac's On the Road William S. Burrough's Naked Lunch Allen Ginsberg's "Howl" Question 14 2 points As discussed in the chapter's "Continuity and Change" section, in 1954 why did the U.S. Supreme Court rule that "separate but equal" schools for whites and blacks were unacceptable? Answer The races were alienated from each other Separate by definition means inherently unequal Not all districts could afford racially separate schools The South was excluding blacks from education Question 15 2 points In Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot, why does Godot never arrive? Answer He is dead Audience never knows He does not exist He goes to the wrong place Question 16 2 points Why is Jean-Paul Sartre's existentialist play titled Huis Clos (No Exit)? Answer Main character is in prison Set in a concentration camp Main character is in hell Focuses on a loveless marriage Question 17 2 points Why do the works by Jean Dubuffet, such as Corps de Dame, look do disordered? Answer He practiced "ghost drawing," producing works while in a trance He aimed for "authentic" art, divorced from convention and tradition He modeled his works after the art brut created by psychotics and children He deconstructed figures, reducing them to unraveled lines Question 18 2 points According to Søren Kierkegaard, why must Christians live in a state of anguish caused by their own freedom of choice? Answer They must endure the guilt of their sins Belief in God requires suspension of reason They hold responsibility for Jesus's sacrifice Temptation awaits them at every turn Question 19 2 points To reap the full effect of David Smith's Blackburn: Song of an Irish Blacksmith, what must the viewer do? Answer See it in different lights Move around it Know Smith's background See it move Question 20 2 points What does Roy Lichtenstein criticize in Oh, Jeff . . . I Love You, Too . . . But . . . ? Answer Comic book mentality Georges Seurat's pointillism Modern love's emptiness America's obsession with Hollywood Question 21 2 points What did the electronic synthesizer allow composers to create for the first time? Answer Stereo and surround sound Music without performers The sound of pure vibration A natural echo chamber Question 22 2 points Why did rap, or hip-hop, develop during the 1960s? Answer Perform during the Last Poets gatherings Protest treatment of African Americans Popularize works by African American poets Protest the dominancy of white music Question 23 2 points According to Jean-Paul Sartre in "Black Orpheus," what about black people confirmed their authenticity-defined them? Answer Skin color History of enslavement African diaspora Music and religion Question 24 2 points In The Feminist Mystique, why does Betty Friedan reject Freud's idea that women envy men? Answer Assumption that women are inferior to men Too much emphasis to female sexuality Denial of the chance for inequality to be eliminated Acceptance that culture determines gender roles Question 25 2 points In his mural F-111, how does artist James Rosenquist equate the military with consumer culture? Answer Juxtaposes consumer products with the fighter plane Paints product advertisements on the plane's body Symbolizes the war with various product labels Shows American consumers in awe of the bomber Question 26 2 points What was a main effect of Christo and Jeanne-Claude's Running Fence? Answer Spirit of collaboration in its erection Political statement that it offered Extraordinary images of it from space Reusability of the 24.5 miles of fabric Question 27 2 points In 1963, why did Birmingham, AL, officials stop distributing food to the city's needy? Answer To stop the segregation protests led by Martin Luther King, Jr. In response to the black community's boycott of Birmingham stores To force the poor black families to relocate to another city In retaliation for the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church Question 28 2 points Why did Smithson use the spiral shape for his land art? Answer Association with pagan religions Symbolism of rebirth and renewal Prevalence in nature and ornamentation Reflection of the Great Salt Lake's shape Question 29 2 points How did television's An American Family star Lance Loud create controversy in the mid 1970s? Answer He was openly gay He was divorced He supported abortion He posed nude for Andy Warhol Question 30 2 points According to composer Philip Glass, what made the score for Robert Wilson's Einstein on the Beach so difficult? Answer Many repeating patterns Interweaving of text and music Patterns that almost never repeat 53 brief thematic fragments Question 31 2 points Why did African painter Chris Ofili support The Holy Virgin Mary on two balls of elephant dung? Answer The dried and varnished dung made sturdy mounts Dried elephant dung is considered good luck in Africa He wanted to make himself more known through controversy The Zimbabwe viewed elephant dung as a fertility symbol Question 32 2 points What is a key question for grasping meaning in Gerhard Richter's photographic paintings? Answer Why he selected a particular photograph Why he deviated from the photograph's reality Why he omitted certain details from the photograph Why he blurred some details and not others Question 33 2 points How is deconstruction, the act of analyzing a text to see what has been omitted or overlooked, integral to postmodernism? Answer Determine a reader's response to a work Draw attention to the individual words Become aware of culture's influence on a text Expose the possibilities of meaning Question 34 2 points What has Santiago Calatrava designed the Port Authority Trans Hudson station at the World Trade Center site to resemble? Answer Stepped-terrace memorial garden Rainbow bridge spanning Ground Zero Series of monoliths of graduating heights Bird being released by a child's hands Question 35 2 points What does David P. Bradley expose in his painting Indian Country Today? Answer Defacement of Native American lands Assimilation of Native American and white Commercialization of Native American tradition Revitalization of Native American lands Question 36 2 points Why did Zhang Huan invite 40 Chinese peasants to be photographed standing in a pond to raise the water level? Answer Make it into the Guinness Book of World Records Show how Western culture was drowning the Chinese Raise Beijing officials' consciousness about the poor Show how the Chinese class system caused loss of self Question 37 2 points Why did the Chinese government demand Zhang Hongtu's painting Bird's Nest, in the Style of Cubism be removed from China? Answer Inclusion of words in English, not Chinese Imitation of French Cubism style Inappropriate muted palette for celebration Use of number 8 to mock Chinese superstition Question 38 2 points Why did playwright Luis Valdez produce Zoot Suit? Answer Call attention to police brutality against Latinos Raise awareness about Hispanic farmworkers' low pay Help César Chávez unionize Hispanic farmworkers Celebrate the Hispanics' success in American culture Question 39 2 points How does Renzo Piano's Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Center in New Caledonia qualify as "green architecture"? Answer Ten pavilions function as wind scoops and cool the inside Open, unfinished pavilions are used to collect rainwater Open center is used for cultivating bamboo for construction Southern orientation provides passive solar heating Question 40 2 points In Thomas Pynchon's novel V. why can protagonist Herbert Stencil never fulfill his quest for the mysterious V? Answer V. died in Italy during World War II Not a person, V. is an unreachable vanishing point V. moved to Africa and changed her name V. was a figment of his father's imagination
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Question

Question 1
What 1927 film was the first feature-length talkie?

Answer
The Blue Angel
The Wizard of Oz
The Black Pirate
The Jazz Singer
Question 2
2 points

Why did movie theaters thrive during the Great Depression?

Answer
Brief escape from reality
Prices relatively inexpensive
Subsidized by the WPA
Sources of current news
Question 3
2 points

How did Mohandas Gandhi convince the British to decolonize India in 1947?

Answer
Leading guerrilla resistance
Using passive resistance
Ceding Pakistan to Britain
Starting a civil war in India
Question 4
2 points

Why did Kaiser Wilhelm II abdicate to the Social Democratic Party in 1919?

Answer
Appease the Spartikusbund uprising
Satisfy the terms of the Treaty of Versailles
Avoid imprisonment by invading Czechs
Support the new Weimer Republic government
Question 5
2 points

In Franz Kafka's The Trial, why is protagonist Josef K. arrested and tried?

Answer
For being a communist
For being Jewish
For killing his mother
For an unknown reason
Question 6
2 points

What did Bertolt Brecht aim to accomplish by alienating audiences with his epic theater?

Answer
Expose the excesses of a capitalistic society
Make them view the characters critically
Shock them into turning to Marxism
Force them to identify with the main character
Question 7
2 points

Why did Hitler begin the tradition of carrying the Olympic torch from Athens to the Olympic venue in 1936?

Answer
Show off the Germans' athletic abilities
Advertise Germany's openness to other cultures
Suggest that Germany was the new classical Greece
Imply Germany's position as civilization's center
Question 8
2 points

On what condition would Picasso allow Guernica to be on permanent display in a museum in his native Spain?

Answer
Picasso himself was dead
Spanish people regain civil liberties
Francisco Franco was dead
Spain became a republic
Question 9
2 points

With what did Bauhaus School founder Walter Gropius equate his architecture?

Answer
Politics
Romance
Nationalism
Religion
Question 10
2 points

How many Jews are estimated to have been exterminated at