Course World Cultures II
   
Test Week 2 Quiz 1 (40 pts)
Started 4/15/16 9:05 AM
Submitted 4/15/16 9:12 AM
Due Date 4/18/16 9:00 AM
Status Completed
Attempt Score 40 out of 40 points
Time Elapsed 7 minutes
Instructions This quiz covers Chapters 21 and 22. This course has similar weekly quizzes in weeks 2-11. This quiz has ten questions (5 per chapter) drawn from a large question pool; each question is worth four points. The questions are based on last week’s reading assignment, so it normally is wise to take this quiz early in this week while that reading is fresh in mind.
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  • Question 1

4 out of 4 points

What is the meaning of the Portuguese term barroco, from which “Baroque” likely derived?
Selected Answer:  

Misshapen pearl

Correct Answer:  

Misshapen pearl

  • Question 2

4 out of 4 points

Why did Bernini decorate the baldachino’s grooved columns with bronze vines?
Selected Answer:  

To symbolize the union of the Old and New Testaments

Correct Answer:  

To symbolize the union of the Old and New Testaments

  • Question 3

4 out of 4 points

Why was Artemesia Gentileschi so obsessed with the biblical story of Judith beheading Holofernes that she painted five versions of it?
Selected Answer:  

Gentileschi had been raped

Correct Answer:  

Gentileschi had been raped

  • Question 4

4 out of 4 points

Why is Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons known as program music?
Selected Answer:  

Its purely instrumental music is connected to a story or idea

Correct Answer:  

Its purely instrumental music is connected to a story or idea

  • Question 5

4 out of 4 points

What inspired the first operas?
Selected Answer:  

Ancient Greek drama

Correct Answer:  

Ancient Greek drama

  • Question 6

4 out of 4 points

Why can Rembrandt’s late work Slaughtered Ox be viewed as optimistic?
Selected Answer:  

The carcass suggests a feast to come

Correct Answer:  

The carcass suggests a feast to come

  • Question 7

4 out of 4 points

What might the pearls In Vermeer’s Woman with a Pearl Necklace represent?
Selected Answer:  

Purity

Correct Answer:  

Purity

  • Question 8

4 out of 4 points

What provided one of the main forms of entertainment at Dutch family gatherings?
Selected Answer:  

The performance of keyboard music

Correct Answer:  

The performance of keyboard music

  • Question 9

4 out of 4 points

In Descent from the Cross, discussed in the chapter’s “Continuity and Change” section, why does Rembrandt push his scene deeper into the canvas than does Rubens in his earlier painting of the same title?
Selected Answer:  

To remove the viewers from the action

Correct Answer:  

To remove the viewers from the action

  • Question 10

4 out of 4 points

Why was Rembrandt’s Captain Frans Banning Cocq Mustering His Company once mistitled The Night Watch?
Selected Answer:  

It was covered with grime

Correct Answer:  

It was covered with grime