Philadelphia Arts And Culture Quiz #1

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Philadelphia Quizzes & Trivia

This is the practice test for Quiz #1 for Professor Finkel's Philadelphia Arts and Culture Class. This quiz covers the material up to Friday Sept. 11th. Another quiz will posted later next week that will cover the next weeks material. This quiz is intended as preparation for the fill-in-the-blank section of the quiz. For the short answer section you should review Study Objectives and for the picture ID section check out the flashcards that will be posted next week. Note: These are not the exact questions for the test. You should still study all relevant material from both lecture and assigned readings including information that may not be on this practice quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Delaware creation story references a ___________ rising up out of the water as the formation of the earth.
  • 2. 
    With fire control in mind, surveyor Thomas Holme planned Philadelphia’s grid system of wide streets running parallel to two of the widest main streets, _________ and _________.  
  • 3. 
    The idea of Philadelphia as a "greene country towne" in the New World was put forth by:
    • A. 

      The Swedes

    • B. 

      William Penn

    • C. 

      Thomas Holme

    • D. 

      James Logan

  • 4. 
    Surveyor, ______ ________ took years to create his long-awaited “Map of the Improved Part of the Province of Pennsilvania in America” which was eventually published in London in 1687.
  • 5. 
    William Penn thought of Philadelphia as a  “_____ ________” in the sense that its inhabitants would have religious and political freedom not available anywhere else. 
  • 6. 
    A 1712 arrival from _________, Gustavus Hesselius painted portraits of Lapowinska and Tishchohan in 1735. 
  • 7. 
    In 1665, when William Penn was 21 years old, London was hit by the bubonic plague. One year later _________ devastated the city.
  • 8. 
    Whose portrait did Gustavus Hesselius NOT paint?
    • A. 

      Lapowinska

    • B. 

      Sitting Bull

    • C. 

      Tishcohan

  • 9. 
    The Quakers, also known as the _____ __  _______, is a religious sect founded in Great Britain in the 1640s.
  • 10. 
    "Though Philadelphia Quakers constituted ________ of the population, they were _______ of the government of Pennsylvania until 1756."
    • A. 

      Half, a minority

    • B. 

      A minority, a majority

    • C. 

      A majority, a minority

  • 11. 
    The Penn-Holme plan for Philadelphia was one of the earliest attempts at ____________ city planning.
  • 12. 
    Upon his arrival in October 1682, Penn increased the size of Philadelphia stretching it all the way to the Schuylkill River, creating a city plan of 1,200 acres, ____________ times his original idea.
    • A. 

      Six

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      Three

    • D. 

      Twenty

  • 13. 
    Philadelphians would seek to cluster at ______________ property and avoided the interior of the newly planned city, differing from Penn's original vision.
  • 14. 
    Nearly half of the new population of Philadelphia identified themselves as:
    • A. 

      Farmers

    • B. 

      Craft workers

    • C. 

      Merchant and shopkeepers

    • D. 

      Gentlemen

    • E. 

      Professionals