Philadelphia Arts And Culture Quiz 2

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Philadelphia Quizzes & Trivia

This is the practice test for quiz 2 of Professor Finkel's Fall 2009 Philadelphia Arts and Culture Class. . 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. 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. 
    In the days before the British arrived Philadelphia, a group of American Patriots arrested 26 men viewed as potentially loyal to the British and exiled them to western Virginia. Who below was NOT a member of those American Patriots:
    • A. 

      Charles Willson Peale

    • B. 

      William Bradford

    • C. 

      John Adams

    • D. 

      Elijah Brown

    • E. 

      David Rittenhouse

  • 2. 
    Right before the British invaded Philadelphia, a group of American Patriots arrested 26 men viewed as potentially loyal to the British and exiled them to western Virginia. Among them was Elijah Brown the father of _______ ______ _____ the famous writer.
  • 3. 
    What is the first line of Charles Brockden Brown’s 1799 Edgar Huntly; Or, Memoirs of a Sleep-Walker ?  
    • A. 

      “It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen."

    • B. 

      “Call me Ishmael.”

    • C. 

      "Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way."

    • D. 

      "I sit down, my friend, to comply with thy request"

  • 4. 
    Master carpenter, _________ _______, was a prominent member of the Carpenters' Company and founded Philadelphia's first architectural drawing school. He is also famous for his design and construction of John Macpherson’s "Mount Pleasant" on the banks of the Schuylkill River, which John Adams called "the most elegant seat in Pennsylvania."
  • 5. 
    A famous American painter who trained in Italy under the sponsorship of William Allen, _______ ______ is most famous for his history paintings of the early 1770s, including “Penn’s Treaty with the Indians”
  • 6. 
    According to Caleb Crain “Charles Brockden Brown is the undisputed father of _______ _______
  • 7. 
    The _______ _______ of 1737, carried out by James Logan and the sons of William Penn, has been called “perhaps the most notorious land swindle in colonial history.”
  • 8. 
    From Charles Santore (p. 40) “…In Colonial America the popularity of Windsor furniture knew no _______  boundaries. Merchants, generals, shopkeepers, clergymen, craftsmen, bankers, and revolutionaries all used Windsors to furnish their seating requirements.”
  • 9. 
    Caleb Crain recounts in his historical summary of the events surrounding the Quaker banishment to Virginia in 1777 that the remaining Quaker families directly appealed their husbands imprisonment by writing and visiting what influential American leader?
    • A. 

      George Washington

    • B. 

      John Adams

    • C. 

      Benjamin Franklin

  • 10. 
    Brockden Brown’s 1799 novel, Edgar Huntly: Memoirs of a Sleepwalker is based on  the 1737 land grab by James Logan and William Penn’s sons known as the  ______ ______.
  • 11. 
                                                       lived in the 1400's, and wrote the first printed book on the subject of architecture in 1485, De Re Aedificatoria which became the classic treatise on architecture through the 18th century.