Course World Cultures II
Test Week 10 Quiz 9 (40 pts)
Started 5/23/16 3:55 PM
Submitted 5/23/16 4:01 PM
Due Date 6/13/16 9:00 AM
Status Completed
Attempt Score 40 out of 40 points
Time Elapsed 5 minutes
Instructions This quiz covers Chapters 37 and 38. 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

Why in part did Elie Wiesel win the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986?
Selected Answer:  

For Night, his memoir about the Holocaust

Correct Answer:  

For Night, his memoir about the Holocaust

  • Question 2

4 out of 4 points

Why did movie theaters thrive during the Great Depression?
Selected Answer:  

Brief escape from reality

Correct Answer:  

Brief escape from reality

  • Question 3

4 out of 4 points

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

Make them view the characters critically

Correct Answer:  

Make them view the characters critically

  • Question 4

4 out of 4 points

Why did Le Corbusier design his buildings without supporting walls?
Selected Answer:  

Provide interior-space flexibility

Correct Answer:  

Provide interior-space flexibility

  • Question 5

4 out of 4 points

During America’s Great Depression, approximately how much of the national workforce was unemployed?
Selected Answer:  

One-third

Correct Answer:  

One-third

  • Question 6

4 out of 4 points

Why was Lawrence Ferlinghetti, owner of San Francisco’s City Lights bookstore, charged with obscenity?
Selected Answer:  

For publishing Ginsberg’s “Howl”

Correct Answer:  

For publishing Ginsberg’s “Howl”

  • Question 7

4 out of 4 points

In Albert Camus’s The Stranger, why does society condemn Meursault, the main character?
Selected Answer:  

He refuses to lie

Correct Answer:  

He refuses to lie

  • Question 8

4 out of 4 points

What did the philosophical movement of existentialism offer people?
Selected Answer:  

Path for finding some sense of meaning in life

Correct Answer:  

Path for finding some sense of meaning in life

  • Question 9

4 out of 4 points

Why do the works by Jean Dubuffet, such as Corps de Dame, look do disordered?
Selected Answer:  

He aimed for “authentic” art, divorced from convention and tradition

Correct Answer:  

He aimed for “authentic” art, divorced from convention and tradition

  • Question 10

4 out of 4 points

According to theologian Reinhold Niebuhr, what did religion provide the post-World War II alienated person?
Selected Answer:  

Courage to conquer despair

Correct Answer:  

Courage to conquer despair