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1

Which of the following themes were rejected by the Realist period? (select two)

A: Industrialism
B: Mysticism
C: Darwinism
D: Age of Doubt
E: The Sublime

B: Mysticism

E: The Sublime

2

French painter Gustave Courbet once said: "I have never seen angels. Show me an angel and I will paint one." Which philosophical approach from the Realist period does this quotation express?

A: Scientific Materialism
B: Deism
C: Transcendentalism
D: Idealism

A: Scientific Materialism

3

Which of the following was a major artistic innovation during the Realist period?

A: The invention of linear perspective
B: The invention of gas powered lamps
C: The invention of photography
D: The invention of printing press

C: The invention of photography

4

Which of the following best describes Realist theater of the late 19th-century?

A: The plays were mainly melodramas, which are characterized as being highly emotional and sensational in action and plot.
B: The plays were spectacles on grand scales, meant to demonstrate the prominence of imperial power.
C: The plays were largely comic operas, which functioned to entertain people and distract them from their everyday concerns.
D: The plays attempted to accurately depict ordinary life, using everyday vocabulary and exploring moral problems that would be relevant to audience members of the time.

D: The plays attempted to accurately depict ordinary life, using everyday vocabulary and exploring moral problems that would be relevant to audience members of the time.

5

Which of the following best represents the beliefs and writings of 19th-century philosopher, John Stuart Mill?

A: Mill believed that governments should exert more control over business and trade and that the proper place for women was in the private sphere.
B: Mill believed that governments should intervene only when necessary to ensure the greater good and that women should have access to education and be given the right to vote.
C: Mill believed that individuals should be free to act in their own interests at all times and that any societal constraints should be abolished.
D: Mill believed that the American model of democratic rule was superior to the monarchy and he advocated for the abolishment of the British monarchy.

B: Mill believed that governments should intervene only when necessary to ensure the greater good and that women should have access to education and be given the right to vote.

6

Which of the following Realist authors is best remembered for works that addressed social inequalities and the struggles of the working class in 19th century England?

A: Mark Twain
B: Charles Dickens
C: Leo Tolstoy
D: Kate Chopin

B: Charles Dickens

7

Why is Henry Ossawa Tanner's painting, The Thankful Poor, a significant work of the Realist Period?

A: Tanner's work was key in the Abolitionist movement because it portrayed African Americans as religious people.
B: As opposed to presenting an ornate and imaginative setting as do many other Realist painters, Tanner chooses a simple setting as might be found in any household in the period.
C: Tanner’s painting is widely regarded as a classic portrayal of African American dignity, and it enables viewers to relate emotionally to the man and the boy.
D: Tanner utilizes Scientific Realism to show the psychological intensity of the emotions shared between the old man and the young boy.

C: Tanner’s painting is widely regarded as a classic portrayal of African American dignity, and it enables viewers to relate emotionally to the man and the boy.

8

Which of the following are true of composer Claude Debussy?

A: Debussy utilized the traditional eight note scale while others were utilizing the pentatonic scale.
B: Debussy avoided the influence of other arts during the period, such as the works of painters and poets
C: Debussy maintained clear harmonic progressions and followed the traditions of former periods.
D: Debussy experimented with unusual scale patterns, including scales from Eastern Asian music.

D: Debussy experimented with unusual scale patterns, including scales from Eastern Asian music

9

Which late 19th-century art movements were inspired by the ancient traditions of Japanese woodblock painting? (Choose 3)

A: Impressionism
B: Cubism
C: Art Nouveau
D: Post-Impressionism
E: Geometric Abstraction

A: Impressionism

C: Art Nouveau

D: Post-Impressionism

10

The following image of Van Gogh's Courtesan reflects what movement in the Realist Period?

A: Art-Nouveau
B: Japonisme
C: Un-checked
D: Japanime
E: Origami

B: Japonisme

11

In what ways is the Realist philosophy of Utilitarianism still relevant in present-day America?

A: The Utilitarian emphasis on happiness for the greatest number is reflected in present-day society, in which the majority of the people in America are prosperous.
B: The Utilitarian emphasis on happiness for the greatest number is reflected in the American healthcare system, which ensures access to free medical care for all citizens.
C: The Utilitarian emphasis on the greatest good for the greatest number is reflected in many of our environmental policies, which work to safeguard our environment so as to protect our natural resources and ensure the overall health of society.
D: The Utilitarian emphasis on the greatest good for the greatest number continues to influence corporate policy, in which the majority of private corporations provide resources and benefits to promote the wealth of the population as a whole.

C: The Utilitarian emphasis on the greatest good for the greatest number is reflected in many of our environmental policies, which work to safeguard our environment so as to protect our natural resources and ensure the overall health of society.

12

How do themes of the Realist Period differ from the themes of the Romantic Period? (Choose 2)

A: Industrialism is a primary concern in the Realist period, although it is not yet an issue in the Romantic period.
B: Nature is treated with deep scientific and material interest in the Realist period, while in the Romantic period, nature is valued for its aesthetic function, in which it is often seen as a rich source of artistic inspiration.
C: The Realists emphasize individualism by examining how individuals make complicated moral choices within the context of a larger society, while in Romanticism, the individual is often celebrated for being rebellious and rejecting social conventions.
D: The Realists are interested in the supernatural and the occult, while the Romantics focus on the mystery of exotic cultures and locales.

B: Nature is treated with deep scientific and material interest in the Realist period, while in the Romantic period, nature is valued for its aesthetic function, in which it is often seen as a rich source of artistic inspiration.

C: The Realists emphasize individualism by examining how individuals make complicated moral choices within the context of a larger society, while in Romanticism, the individual is often celebrated for being rebellious and rejecting social conventions.