Philadelphia Arts And Culture Practice Quiz 1.5

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This is the second practice quiz for Quiz 1 of Philadelphia Arts and Culture.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    ______ ______ was a Quaker statesman and a member of Proprietary Party. He was good friend and secretary to William Penn and built a large country estate called ‘Stenton.’  

    Correct Answer
    James Logan
    Explanation
    James Logan was a Quaker statesman and a member of the Proprietary Party. He was known for being a good friend and secretary to William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania. Logan also built a large country estate called 'Stenton'. This information matches the description given in the question, making James Logan the correct answer.

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  • 2. 

    _____ ______was a Quaker reformer known for his theatrical demonstrations of his beliefs.  He denounced slaveholders and men of war and a strict vegetarian.

    Correct Answer
    Benjamin Lay
    Explanation
    Benjamin Lay was a Quaker reformer known for his theatrical demonstrations of his beliefs. He denounced slaveholders and men of war and was also a strict vegetarian.

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  • 3. 

    _______ ______ was a scholarly mystic and alchemist who traveled to Germantown, PA with his followers to await the Millennium in the wilderness.

    Correct Answer
    Johann Kelpius
    Explanation
    Johann Kelpius was a scholarly mystic and alchemist who traveled to Germantown, PA with his followers to await the Millennium in the wilderness.

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  • 4. 

    “Social activists and members of his faith celebrate ______ _____ as a founding father of the international movement to abolish slavery and one of its most effective advocates.

    Correct Answer
    John Woolman
    Explanation
    John Woolman is celebrated by social activists and members of his faith as a founding father of the international movement to abolish slavery and one of its most effective advocates. This suggests that Woolman played a significant role in the fight against slavery and was highly influential in the movement. His contributions and advocacy for the abolition of slavery have made him a respected figure among social activists and members of his faith.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following is NOT a major concept needed to understand the Quaker aesthetic?

    • A.

      Kinship

    • B.

      Consensus

    • C.

      Cleverness

    • D.

      Community

    Correct Answer
    C. Cleverness
    Explanation
    The Quaker aesthetic is centered around principles such as simplicity, equality, and peace. Kinship, consensus, and community are all major concepts that are integral to understanding the Quaker aesthetic. However, cleverness is not considered a major concept in this context. Cleverness is not typically associated with the Quaker values and beliefs, which prioritize humility and straightforwardness over cleverness or cunning.

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  • 6. 

    According to Bernard Herman in his introduction to “Quakers as Producers,” which of the following adjectives most accurately describes the Quakers aesthetic?

    • A.

      Sumptuous

    • B.

      Functional

    • C.

      Plain

    • D.

      Boring

    Correct Answer
    C. Plain
    Explanation
    In his introduction to "Quakers as Producers," Bernard Herman describes the Quakers aesthetic as plain. This suggests that the Quakers prioritize simplicity and minimalism in their artistic expressions. They likely value functionality and practicality over ornate and extravagant designs. This aesthetic choice aligns with the Quakers' values of simplicity and humility, reflecting their commitment to a modest and unpretentious lifestyle.

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  • 7. 

    In the second half of the 17th century, the literacy rate in the American Colonies was lower than that of England. True or False?

    Correct Answer
    False
    Explanation
    During the second half of the 17th century, the literacy rate in the American Colonies was not lower than that of England. This implies that the literacy rate in the American Colonies was either equal to or higher than that of England during that time period.

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  • 8. 

    One out of every four people owned a copy of  ______ _______ ________, issued by Benjamin Franklin and famous for its sayings like "A penny saved is a penny earned."

    Correct Answer
    Poor Richards Almanack
    Poor Richards Almanac
    Explanation
    One out of every four people owned a copy of Poor Richard's Almanack, also known as Poor Richard's Almanac. This publication was issued by Benjamin Franklin and was famous for its sayings, such as "A penny saved is a penny earned."

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