Sample Test 1 - Answers

The wrong answers are grayed out and the correct ones in normal print. The red comments are study points I make to remind you things to be aware of for the test.


For Question 1
Question 1

1. Select which of the following best describe this painting?
a. Rococo - Fragonard
b. Rococo - Boucher
c. Aristocratic Baroque - Rubens
d. Aristocratic Baroque - Poussin
e. Sensibility - Chardin

Remember - classifying and citing painters based on style will constitute much of the test.

For Questions 2 and 3
Questions 2 and 3

2. In which of the following artistic periods would you place this painting?
a. Storm and Stress
b. Rococo

c. Bourgeois Baroque
d. Enlightenment
e. Aristocratic Baroque

Look at the painting…you should also be able to now tell me: The titles of two other paintings by this same artist which are similar in style. What category of painting is this (i.e. portrait, landscape…etc?)? How are the painting techniques we discussed used here?

3. Which of the following artists painted this work?
a. Rembrandt
b. Poussin
c. Fragonard

d. Vermeer
e. Rubens

For questions 4 and 5
Questions 4 and 5

4. In which of the following artistic periods would you place this painting?
a. Aristocratic Baroque
b. Rococo

c. Storm and Stress
d. Bourgeois Baroque
e. Sensibility

5. Which of the following artists painted this work?
a. Boucher
b. Chardin
c. Poussin
d. Hals

e. Fuseli

6. Which of the following is an inconsistent string?
a. J.S. Bach - Fugue - Well Tempered Clavier
b. Rubens - Movement - Rape of the Daughters of Leucippus
c. Boucher - Rococo - Venus

d. Chardin - Aristocratic - Sensibility
e. Vermeer - Baroque - Genre

I love questions like this. Can you find the connection between the things cited, and as such, determine the one that is inconsistent. In this case, the contradiction is between Sensibility and the Aristocracy in which the movement was a reaction against.

7. Which of the following is NOT associated with the painting style of Claude Lorrain?
a. Impasto
b. Vertical perspective
c. Size perspective
d. Landscape
e. Hue

8. Which of the following people had the greatest hatred and dislike for the Old Regime?
a. Leibniz
b. Beaumarchais
c. Racine
d. Descartes
e. Pangloss

Being familiar with the major thinkers we have addressed and what their positions were is always important.

9. It is the flowering of the Baroque era, and while in England on business you have been invited over to a friend's house for an evening of tobacco and ale. After several mugs your host hands you a flute encouraging you to play while himself turning to accompany you on the harpsichord. What will the two of you play?
a. A Vivaldi Concerto
b. A Monteverdi Opera
c. A J.S. Bach Concerto
d. A Mozart Sonata

e. A Handel Sonata

Just a fancy way of asking what type of music was produced in Bourgeois homes in the Baroque.

10. Which of the following is NOT associated with Cartesian thought?
a. Discover perfection by synthesizing the ideas of several people until you distill the common assumptions found in all.
b. Accept nothing as true unless it is clearly true.
c. Mind-Body Dualism
d. Subdivide the issue into as many parts as possible.
e. Accept the laws of the region in which you currently reside.