Test 2 ch 29

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Which of the following is NOT an accurate statement about Madame de Pompadour?

d. She negotiated a peace treaty between France and England.

Which of the following nations is NOT among those specifically mentioned as preferring gardens dominated by winding and circuitous paths?

b. Spain

In which court did the Rococo decorative style originate, where it was fostered in the eighteenth century and later then emulated by other European royal courts?

a. the French court

Which of the following artists is most closely associated with fêtes galantes, including The Embarkation from Cythera?

c. Jean-Antoine Watteau

Which of the following artists was Madame de Pompadour's favorite painter, and is responsible for painting many nudes who resemble the king's mistress?

d. François Boucher

Which of the following played the title role in a production called La Toilette de Vénus staged at Versailles?

b. Madame de Pompadour

Which of the following artists accepted a commission from Marie-Jeanne Bécu (Comtesse du Barry) to create a series of paintings (known as The Progress of Love) that portray her relationship with Louis XV?

a. Jean-Honoré Fragonard

Which of the following artists suggested the subject matter for The Swing, which suggests an erotic intrigue between two lovers?

c. Gabriel-François Doyen

Which European nation was ruled by a series of Fredericks, including one known as the Great Elector and another known as Frederick the Great?

d. Prussia

In response to the changes that Frederick the Great introduced to his kingdom and especially to the Charlottenburg Palace, who commented that "Things changed visibly: Sparta became Athens"?

b. Voltaire

Who designed Sanssouci, the summer residence of Frederick the Great?

b. Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff

Who designed the elaborate gilded stucco decorations for the music room at Sanssouci, the summer residence of Frederick the Great?

c. Johann August Nahl

Which monarch composed a Symphony in D Major and played one of the flute parts himself?

d. Frederick the Great

Which of the following is NOT specifically mentioned as being included among the busts on display in the Shrine of British Worthies at famous gardens at Stowe?

b. John Milton

Visitors to the gardens at Stowe were provided with specially tinted glasses so that the landscape would glow with the same warmth as a Claude Lorrain painting. What color were the glasses tinted?

a. yellow

Who painted the Philosopher Occupied with His Reading?

c. Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin

Many conclude that the position of the philosophes is summarized in this comment: "Men will not be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest." Who made this comment?

d. Denis Diderot

Which of the following is NOT an accurate statement regarding the Encyclopédie?

b. King Louis XV sponsored its publication

Who is author of The Spirit of the Laws, which argued for the separation of powers, dividing government into executive, legislative, and judicial branches?

a. Baron de Montesquieu

Who is author of Èmile, which created a theory of education that continues to influence teaching today?

c. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Which of the following instruments is NOT included in the instrumentation for a typical Haydn string quartet?

d. oboe

About whose music did Emperor Joseph II comment, "Too many notes!"?

b. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Who composed The Beggar's Opera?

a. John Gay

The chapter's "Continuity and Change" section mentions a pair of artists and their association with Marie-Antoinette, who was Louis XVI's queen. Which of the following artists served as an official portraitist for Marie-Antoinette?

c. Marie-Louise-Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun

The chapter's "Continuity and Change" section mentions another artist who sketched Marie-Antoinette as she was transported by cart to the guillotine. Who provided this sketch?

d. Jacques-Louis David

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