Practice Quiz For Test #2 Pa801 Spring 2010

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This is the practice quiz for Test #2, Friday March 5th, in Professor Finkel's Spring 2010 Philadelphia Arts and Culture class (PAC801). This quiz covers the material from 2/17 to 3/3 and is intended to help you prepare for the short answer section of the test. For the short essay section you should be reviewing the Study Objectives. For the picture ID section review 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. 
    What is Joseph Saxton best known for doing, specifically?
    • A. 

      For making the first American Daguerreotype from the window of the US Mint at Chestnut and Juniper Streets in 1839.

    • B. 

      For helping to make photography a commercial industry.

    • C. 

      For inventing the Daguerreotype.

  • 2. 
    The _____________ was a patented English process, an alternative to the Daguerreotype, based on the negative-positive process.
  • 3. 
    What is the first line from George Lippard's The Quaker City?
    • A. 

      "Once upon a time... "

    • B. 

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

    • C. 

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

    • 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 "

  • 4. 
    ___________ _________ __________ was the first professional architect in the United States.  Around 1800, he designed a pump house for Philadelphia's Center Square and the Bank of Pennsylvania, both early examples of the classical revival style.
  • 5. 
    This American botanist and travel journal writer sketched birds, plants, and animals and published his Travels in Florida and the south in the early 1790’s. He is remembered for the botanical gardens named for him and his father in Philadelphia: _________ __________.
  • 6. 
    The _______________ process of printmaking, a relatively easy and inexpensive process compared with engraving copper plates, requires that the artist draws with wax pencils on polished stone.
  • 7. 
    Daguerreotypists made silver light sensitive with iodine and bromine.  They used other elements in the process as well, although not this one:
    • A. 

      Copper

    • B. 

      Bronze

    • C. 

      Mercury

    • D. 

      Gold

  • 8. 
    On President Thomas Jefferson's instructions, _________ _______ was in Philadelphia to learn what to look for on his upcoming Expedition to the Pacific Ocean and how to record and preserve it.  He returned to Philadelphia again in 1807 to begin work on a multi-volume account of the expedition's discoveries.
  • 9. 
    Who was NOT an architect?
    • A. 

      Nicholas Biddle

    • B. 

      William Strickland

    • C. 

      John Haviland

    • D. 

      Benjamin Henry Latrobe

  • 10. 
    Between 1789 and 1798, Thomas Dobson published an 18-volume.  This was the first ______________ in the United States
  • 11. 
    On May 17, 1838: an anti‐Abolitionist mob burned the newly constructed ___________ ____________ at 6th and Race Streets, a landmark event in the changing social and political landscape of Philadelphia in the 1820 and 30s.
  • 12. 
    ________ ________ ________ was a cartoonist from the late 1820s whose work focused on social pretensions of many groups within Philadelphia society. 
  • 13. 
    What is the name of the particular setting in Philadelphia described in George Lippard's novel from the 1840s, The Quaker City: “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.”
  • 14. 
    This Philadelphia photographer is known best for pioneering photography as a commercial venture: __________ __________
    • A. 

      Joseph Saxton

    • B. 

      George Lippard

    • C. 

      Paul Beck Goddard

    • D. 

      Robert Cornelius

  • 15. 
    _________ _________ ________ was an American patriot and painter known for establishing one  of the first museums devoted to American natural history on the 2nd floor of Independence Hall, which most famously featured a rare mastodon skeleton.
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