Philadelphia Arts And Culture Quiz #3

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Philadelphia Quizzes & Trivia

This is the third quiz for Professor Finkel's Fall 2009 Philadelphia Arts and Culture class to help you prepare for the test on Friday October 30th.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the first line George Lippard's of The Quaker City?
    • A. 

      “One winter night I was called to the bedside of a dying friend.”

    • B. 

      "Ships at a distance have every man's wish on board."

    • C. 

      Once upon a time...

    • D. 

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

    • E. 

      On an exceptionally hot evening in early July a young man came out of the garret in which he lodged in S. Place and walked slowly, as though in hesitation, towards K. bridge

  • 2. 
    Robert Montgomery Bird was a famous writer, who wrote plays and novels including the famous play about Spartacus and slave uprisings in ancient Rome called ______ , and Sheppard Lee, about a man who dies and whose soul goes on to possesses various other bodies.HINT:  It was turned into a Hollywood movie that Russell Crowe starred in.
  • 3. 
    George Lippard was a 19th century writer and founder of the Brotherhood of the Union.  His most famous published work  _______  _______ was initially issued in several parts and based of the real 1843 trial of Singleton Mercer who was tried for the murder of his sisters rapist.
  • 4. 
    Population in Philadelphia more than __________ from 1800‐1850
    • A. 

      Doubled

    • B. 

      Quadrupled

    • C. 

      Tripled

  • 5. 
    This Philadelphia photographer is known best for being one of the first to use photography in a artistic style:
    • A. 

      Joseph Saxton

    • B. 

      Robert Cornelius

    • C. 

      Robert Montgomery Bird

    • D. 

      John Moran

  • 6. 
    On May 17, 1838: an anti‐Abolitionist mob burned the recently constructed _________ ________at Race and 6th Streets showing the changing social and political landscape of Philadelphia in the 1820 and 30s.
  • 7. 
    ________ ________ ________ was a cartoonist from the 1820 and 1830s whose work focused on social pretensions within Philadelphia society.  He is known for perpetuating exaggerated stereotypes of African Americans. 
  • 8. 
    The ______ was a patented English process, an alternative to the daguerreotype.  The Langenheim brothers licensed it from Talbot in 1849.
  • 9. 
    What is Joseph Saxton best known for doing, specifically?
    • A. 

      For taking the first American daguerreotype from the window of US Mint

    • B. 

      For writing the classical American novel "Sheppard Lee."

    • C. 

      For helping to make photography a commercial industry.

    • D. 

      For helping to make photography part of artistic culture.

  • 10. 
    What is the name of the particular literary setting in Philadelphia that is being described below: “The front of the mansion, one plain mass of black and red brick, disposed like the alternate colors of a chessboard, looked towards the south. A massive hall-door, defended by heavy pillars, and surmounted by an intricate cornice, all carved and sculptured into hideous satyr-faces.”
  • 11. 
    Half of the city's foreign born population in 1880 were:
    • A. 

      Eastern European

    • B. 

      Italian

    • C. 

      Irish

    • D. 

      African American

    • E. 

      German