A 151 Frederik Ruysch Quiz!

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  • 1. 
    The relivent area of study that thrived in Amsterdam in the 17th cent was? 
    • A. 

      Botany

    • B. 

      Anatomy

    • C. 

      Optometry

    • D. 

      Divination

  • 2. 
    In the 17th cent first-hand observation of what was increasingly regarded as the main source of knowledge and important part of medical education?
    • A. 

      Collection of human and animal "oddities"

    • B. 

      Burials

    • C. 

      Dissection of humans

    • D. 

      Dissection of animals

  • 3. 
    Still-life and vanitas paintings represent what?
    • A. 

      Inanimate objects

    • B. 

      Dead bodies

    • C. 

      Landscape

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    What did people of the 17th cent associate with the objects from still-life and vanitas paintings?
    • A. 

      Human fragility and the brevity of life

    • B. 

      Creation in all its wonder and glory

    • C. 

      What was cheep at the local market that day

    • D. 

      The inner workings of creation and the world around them

  • 5. 
    What does memento mori mean ? 
    • A. 

      Life is beautiful

    • B. 

      Life is pain

    • C. 

      Remember your creator

    • D. 

      Remember your mortality

  • 6. 
    To whom did Ruysh sell his collection?
    • A. 

      Phillip II

    • B. 

      Queen Victoria

    • C. 

      Bizmark

    • D. 

      Peter the Great

  • 7. 
    In the 17th/18th cent where did human dissections take place?
    • A. 

      On the street

    • B. 

      In a medical theater

    • C. 

      In a theatrical theater

    • D. 

      There was no norm at this time

  • 8. 
    What technique did Ruysch pioneer ?
    • A. 

      Preservation of anatomical parts

    • B. 

      Heart surgery

    • C. 

      Brain surgery

    • D. 

      Anatomical dissection

  • 9. 
    What is a tableaux to Ruysch's
    • A. 

      The codex of his research

    • B. 

      His powerful contacts in Europe

    • C. 

      The tools used for preservation of specimens

    • D. 

      His creepy assemblages

  • 10. 
    Who's book, De Fabrica was Ruysch influenced by ?
    • A. 

      Vesalius

    • B. 

      Newton

    • C. 

      Galileo

    • D. 

      Moore

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