Humanities II Final Exam Review

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Who created Unique Forms of Continuity in Space, considered one of the great masterpieces of Futurist art?
Umberto Boccioni

Why did viewers find Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon disturbing
The subjects are prostitutes

Among the following artists, who “preferred to paint the crowd” and created Luncheon of the Boating Party?
August Renoir

Who sculpted The Kiss and a monumental homage to Honoré de Balzac?
Auguste Rodin

Which of the following painters spent several years in Tahiti?
Paul Gauguin

Among the following, who avoided a death sentence, served four years in a Siberian labor camp, and later wrote Crime and Punishment?
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Among the following, who is considered the author of The Subjection of Women?
John Stuart Mill

Which Impressionist painter often painted series of the same subject in differing conditions?
Claude Monet

Which was a factor in the development of the Chicago School of Architecture?
All of the above

What marked the end of the Plains Indians as a cultural force?
the near-extinction of the plains buffalo

Who wrote a collection of poems known as Leaves of Grass?
Walt Whitman

Why did The Birth of a Nation establish director D. W. Griffith as a film master?
His use of cinematic space

Which of the following authors wrote The Awakening, which was “harshly criticized for its frank treatment of female marital infidelity”?
Kate Chopin

Who was the Russian composer who wrote 1812 Overture, Swan Lake, and The Nutcracker?
Tchaikovsky

Who excelled in decorative stained glass?
Louis Comfort Tiffany

According to the Futurists, what was the defining characteristic of modern life?
Speed

Which Post-Impressionist artist used pointillism in his paintings?
Seurat

Who is the author of The Interpretation of Dreams?
Sigmund Freud

Who was the founder of the group known as Der Blau Reiter?
Wassily Kandinsky

Who is credited with having first said, “You are all a lost generation”?
Gertrude Stein

Who wrote All Quiet on the Western Front and had witnessed combat firsthand from the German perspective?
Erich Maria Remarque

According to its founders, what did Dada mean?
Nothing

What did the Surrealists attempt to capture in literature and art?
Thought not controlled by reason

Which of the following is most closely associated with The Battleship Potemkin, a film about a 1905 mutiny aboard a Russian naval vessel?
Sergei Eisenstein

Whose utopian views influenced Vladimir Lenin?
Karl Marx

What typically are the subjects of blues songs?
Loss and injustice

Who coined the phrase “Jazz Age” to describe 1920s America?
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Why did early silent films appeal especially to the working-class, immigrant audiences?
They didn’t have to understand English

Why did Hollywood, CA, become the center of the movie industry?
Abundant inexpensive land

What characterized the new architecture known as the International Style?
Plain geometries and austere design

Among the following, who is most closely associated with Joseph K., Gregor Samsa, The Trial, and The Metamorphosis?
Franz Kafka

Which of the following films was the first feature-length Technicolor animation?
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Which of the following nations was NOT a member of the Axis Powers during World War II?
China

Who captured the portrait of Florence Owens Thompson and three of her children in a photograph entitled Migrant Mother?
Dorothea Lange

Who wrote more than 30 works (including Night) dealing with “Judaism, the Holocaust, and the moral responsibility of all people to fight hatred, racism, and genocide,” and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986?
Elie Wiesel

Which of the following artists is most closely associated with a series of paintings of Campbell’s Soup cans?
Andy Warhol

Who is the author of Waiting for Godot, which features Vladimir and Estragon waiting and doing nothing?
Samuel Beckett

What is Jean-Paul Sartre’s first principle of his atheistic existentialism?
“Man is nothing else but what he makes of himself”

What is the central theme of the Theater of the Absurd?
Meaninglessness of existence

What question about art did the Minimalists seem to be asking with their works?
What makes a work of art?

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