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1

Match the work with the description:
A. A Gothic novel in which a scientist, in pursuit of ultimate knowledge, brings a corpse to life.
B. A poem in free verse that explores the speaker’s connection to humanity and to nature
C. A first-person account that documents the inhumanity and human rights abuses enacted by slavery, which helped to gather support for the abolitionist movement.
D. A Gothic poem that represents the speaker’s persistent grief over the death of his beloved.
E. An epic novel set on the high seas that recounts one man’s futile quest to dominate nature.

E. Moby Dick

D. The Raven

B. Leaves of Grass

A. Frankenstein

C. The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

2

Which of the following are themes of the Romantic period (Pick 3)?

A: Exoticism
B: Nationalism
C: Reason
D: Passion
E: Balance
F: Chivalry

A: Exoticism

B: Nationalism

D: Passion

3

Which of the following best describes the role of nature in the Romantic Period (choose 2)?

A: Nature inspired people to leave the cities and go back to more natural habitats.
B: Nature was important for how it could reveal scientific truths, which led to a growth in religious skepticism.
C: Nature was seen as a source of inspiration, and Romantic artists sought to represent the majesty and wisdom of nature in their works.
D: Nature was a source of complex processes that challenged the prevailing focus on reasoned argument.
E: Nature was seen as emotionally evocative and sublime and was used as a source of artistic inspiration.

C: Nature was seen as a source of inspiration, and Romantic artists sought to represent the majesty and wisdom of nature in their works.

E: Nature was seen as emotionally evocative and sublime and was used as a source of artistic inspiration.

4

Which of the following best describes the Byronic hero?

A: The Byronic hero is a courageous figure who works to maintain social order and stability.
B: The Byronic hero is a sensitive character who advocates compassion and practices non-violence.
C: The Byronic hero is a reclusive character who believes that ultimate freedom is found by returning to nature.
D: The Byronic hero is an intense and passionate figure who often defies authority and rebels against social conformity.

D: The Byronic hero is an intense and passionate figure who often defies authority and rebels against social conformity.

5

Which sentence best describes Transcendentalism?

A: A rejection of Empiricism and an emphasis on nature as a source of inspiration.
B: A rejection of sentiment and an emphasis on religious beliefs and doctrines.
C: A rejection of reason and an emphasis on the classical ideals of balance.
D: A rejection of classicism and an emphasis on humanism.

A: A rejection of Empiricism and an emphasis on nature as a source of inspiration.

6

How does the painting Saturn Devouring his Son (1819-1823) by Francisco de Goya exemplify the characteristics of Romantic art?
A: It employs strictly realistic techniques to depict a mythical narrative.
B: It draws upon myth to explore irrationality, superstition, and the dark side of artistic creativity.
C: It glorifies a mythical character and depicts him in the role of a classic Byronic hero.
D: It uses a dark and muted color palette, which is a main characteristic of Romantic painting.

B: It draws upon myth to explore irrationality, superstition, and the dark side of artistic creativity.

7

Which of the following is true of architecture during the Romantic period? (select 2)

A: The architects of the Romantic Period moved away from the grand and ornate styles of the Baroque Period and returned to classical forms.
B: The architects of the Romantic Period embraced the Gothic Revival, a movement celebrating the religiosity of older Gothic buildings.
C: The architects of the Romantic Period experimented with different building materials, such as iron, steel, and glass.
D: The architects of the Romantic Period looked to Greek and Roman art for models of harmony, idealized realism, and reason.
E: The architects of the Romantic Period developed the flying buttress, allowing their buildings to soar higher than ever before.

B: The architects of the Romantic Period embraced the Gothic Revival, a movement celebrating the religiosity of older Gothic buildings.

C: The architects of the Romantic Period experimented with different building materials, such as iron, steel, and glass.

8

How does Chopin's Nocturne Opus 27, Number 1 display characteristics of Romantic period music?

A: Its slow and steady pace and bright tone emphasizes the Romantic love of order and clarity.
B: The piece has drastic tempo changes and shifts in mood that evoke strong changes in emotion.
C: The piece is played by a large orchestra designed to show the superiority of the French.
D: Its melodies take inspiration from traditional Hungarian folk music and attempt to capitalize on the work of Franz Liszt.

B: The piece has drastic tempo changes and shifts in mood that evoke strong changes in emotion.

9

Which Romantic theme is reflected in the following excerpt from William Wordsworth's The Prelude?
OH there is blessing in this gentle breeze,
A visitant that while it fans my cheek
Doth seem half-conscious of the joy it brings
From the green fields, and from yon azure sky.
Whate'er its mission, the soft breeze can come
To none more grateful than to me; escaped
From the vast city, where I long had pined
A discontented sojourner: now free,
Free as a bird to settle where I will.

A: Intense passion and emotion.
B: Imagination, which has the ability to transform physical reality.
C: Nature as a source of solace and inspiration.
D: Exoticism and an interest in foreign lands.

C: Nature as a source of solace and inspiration.

10

Which of the following is true of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125?

A: It is longer and more dramatic than prior symphonies and utilizes many musicians, including vocalists.
B: It is a symphonic representation of the Renaissance madrigal style and features the viola de gamba.
C: It is dark and somber with several minor modes that are typical of Beethoven’s gothic period.
D: It is constructed according to a complex musical algorithm that determined the pitch, length and proximity of notes.

A: It is longer and more dramatic than prior symphonies and utilizes many musicians, including vocalists.

11

What influenced cultural exchange and diversity in the Romantic period?

A: Train travel was developed, which allowed Europeans to visit more easily their neighboring countries.
B: National pride was demonstrated through a resurgence of classical architectural styles.
C: Exoticism in art and literature reflected the fascination Europeans had with non-Western cultures.
D: African American spirituals, which reflected religious themes, were popularized during the period.

C: Exoticism in art and literature reflected the fascination Europeans had with non-Western cultures.

12

American composers of hymns and church music were inspired by which of the following during the Romantic period?

A: They were influenced by the exotic musical traditions of Islamic cultures.
B: They integrated into their compositions new rhythms and techniques from Central and South America.
C: They were inspired by the tribal dance and musical works of Native American populations.
D: They looked abroad for inspiration, drawing from the works of the great Classical composers of Europe.

D: They looked abroad for inspiration, drawing from the works of the great Classical composers of Europe.

13

Which musical technique popular in the Romantic period is still used in contemporary music today?

A: Motif
B: Chromaticism
C: Consonance
D: Assonance

B: Chromaticism

14

Which American patriotic song had its roots in the Romantic period?

A: “Yankee Doodle Dandy”
B: “This Land is your Land”
C: “Star-Spangled Banner”
D: “God Bless America”

C: “Star-Spangled Banner”

15

How do the themes of the Romantic Period contrast with the themes of the Neoclassical Period? (select 2)

A: The themes of the Romantic Period are influenced by revolution and nationalism whereas the themes of the Neoclassical Period are influenced by advancements in science, philosophy, and politics.
B: The themes of the Romantic Period reflect a fascination with exoticism and the Gothic whereas the themes of the Neoclassical Period reflect the opulence of the Counter Reformation movement.
C: The themes of the Romantic Period are influenced by Counter Reformation movement whereas the themes of the Neoclassical Period are influenced by the power of nature to both inspire and destroy.
D: The themes of the Romantic Period reflect the importance of nature as a source of wisdom and beauty whereas the themes of the Neoclassical Period reflect a rational and scientific exploration of the nature.

A: The themes of the Romantic Period are influenced by revolution and nationalism whereas the themes of the Neoclassical Period are influenced by advancements in science, philosophy, and politics.

D: The themes of the Romantic Period reflect the importance of nature as a source of wisdom and beauty whereas the themes of the Neoclassical Period reflect a rational and scientific exploration of the