Quiz For Test #1 - Spring 2010 Pac801

21 Questions | Total Attempts: 216

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Spring Quizzes & Trivia

This is the practice quiz for Test #1 for Professor Finkel's Spring 2010 Philadelphia Arts and Culture Class (PAC801). This quiz covers the material up to and including February 10th and is intended as preparation for the short answer section of the test. For the short essays you should be reviewing the Study Objectives. For the picture ID section check out the flashcards here at Proprofs. 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. 
    Who wrote the following lines:"The people here in this city are mostly sinful and ungodly, a mixture of many religions. The teachings of the Presbyterians, Anabaptists, Papists, etc. are a hindrance for our pure religion."
    • A. 

      Johannes Kelpius

    • B. 

      Benjamin Lay

    • C. 

      Gustavus Hesselius

    • D. 

      Martin Jugiez

  • 2. 
    According to Bernard Herman, for Quakers "____________________" functioned as a kind of surrogate value system for fashion."
  • 3. 
    Every year, starting in 1733, one out of every four people bought a copy of Poor Richard's Almanack.  It was first issued by ______ _________ and was famous for its sayings.
  • 4. 
    The painting Penn's Treaty with the Indians was commissioned by Thomas Penn (the son of William Penn) in 1772 and was later copied on plates, blankets, and shot glasses in the 19th century.  Although painted in England, it's artist was ________ _______, born in Swarthmore, PA.
  • 5. 
    In the second half of the 17th century, the literacy rate in the American Colonies was lower than that of England. True or False?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Gustavus Hesselius, a Swedish immigrant who painted portraits of "Tishcohan" and "Lapowinska" in 1735 was one of colonial America's first ________ __________. 
  • 7. 
    Bernard Herman describes the ________ ________ built into the 1722 Nicholson House as a room where "with it's door open, visitors could glimpse its interior and see the material culture and power of literacy displayed; with its door shut, the closet served as a sanctuary for study and as a private office for business."
  • 8. 
    One of Franklin's masterpieces of printing design was the title page of _______  _______ a classical treatise on old age translated by James Logan.
    • A. 

      Cato Major

    • B. 

      Edgar Huntly

    • C. 

      Wieland

    • D. 

      Elegy on the Death of Aquila Rose

  • 9. 
    The Delaware creation story references a ___________ rising up out of the water as the formation of the earth.
  • 10. 
    "Though Philadelphia Quakers constituted a  ________ of the population, they were a _______ of the government of Pennsylvania until 1756."
  • 11. 
    Nearly half of the early population of Philadelphia identified themselves as:
    • A. 

      Gentlemen

    • B. 

      Professionals

    • C. 

      Craft workers

    • D. 

      Farmers

    • E. 

      Merchant and shopkeepers

  • 12. 
    ______ _______ thought of Philadelphia as a "holy experiment" in the sense that its inhabitants would have religious and political freedom not available anywhere else.
  • 13. 
    Philadelphians clustered along the ________ avoiding the interior of the newly planned city.  This differed from Penn's original utopian plan for a "greene countrie towne" where the population was dispersed throughout his two-mile-wide grid plan.
  • 14. 
    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.
  • 15. 
    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."
  • 16. 
    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"

  • 17. 
    According to Caleb Crain, Charles Brockden Brown is the undisputed father of _______ _______ writing.
  • 18. 
    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 ________ ________.
  • 19. 
    "…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."  (Charles Santore,p. 40)
  • 20. 
    In Caleb Crain's summary of the events around the forced exile and imprisonment of Quakers to Virginia in 1777 (including the father of novelist Charles Brockden Brown), families directly appealed to which influential American leader?
    • A. 

      John Adams

    • B. 

      George Washington

    • C. 

      Charles Wilson Peale

  • 21. 
    The blue easy chair from 1770-1771, "considered to be the most ornate example of American rococco" is owned by the Philadelphia Museum of Art and is attributed to this Quaker cabinetmaker: _________  ______________.