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Humanities Quiz 5: The Baroque Age I
The term baroque probably derives from the Portuguese word barocco meaning
an irregular pearl
During the baroque period Europe was
engaged in religious wars
The most spectacular representative of absolutism in the baroque age was
Louis XIV of France
Under France's King Louis XIII, actual power was wielded by
Cardinal Richelieu and Cardinal Mazarin
During Louis XIV's reign,
the government emphasized the power and glory of the king
Louis XIV's economic policy was called
Which state briefly became a republic (called the Commonwealth) in the mid-seventeenth century?
Over the cours of the seventeenth century, England
underwent a power struggle between the monarchy and Parliament
By 1715 the principle that government should rest on the consent of the governed was successfully established in
The Thirty Years' War was fought largely in
As a result of the Treaty of Utrecht, which nation gained control of Gibraltar and Minorca, and acquired portions of Canada?
The baroque artistic ideal can be characterized as
Which of the following technological advances in warfare made pikemen obsolete and marked the end of the medieval military equipment and infantry?
The florid baroque
was a product of the Counter-Reformation
The classical baroque
fit well with the absolutist policies of Louis XIV
The restrained baroque was
in keeping with Protestant culture
The supreme expression of florid baroque architecture is
St. Peter's Church, Rome
The Council of Trent led Church leaders to call for a new art that portrayed
saints enthralled by ecstatic visions
Which of the following is the ornate canopy placed inside St. Peter's Basilica to cover the spot where the bones of St. Peter are believed to lie?
Gentileschi's painting style was
flamboyant and dramatic
Which of the following artists, as a master of printmaking, was able to support himself because he was able to reap higher prices for his prints that for his paintings?
Rembrandt van Rijn
In The Ecstasy of St. Teresa, Bernini was able to
capture a moment when the saint sense the Holy Spirit
Pozzo's Allegory of the Missionary Work of the Jesuits illustrates the baroque love of
A baroque theme in Velazquez's painting Las Meninas, or The Maids of Honor, is
the interplay of space and illusion
Rubens's paintings are known for their
Who of the following created an oratorio based on biblical texts and sung in English?
George Frideric Handel
What was the distinguishing quality of the classical baroque?
influence of the royal court
Which of the following selected his models directly from the street, banished landscape from his canvases, and depended on chiaroscuro in many of his works?
The Education of Marie de' Medici can be characterized as a
work that combines Roman mythology with the queen's life
Which of the following artists was Flemish, studied under Rubens, and eventually became court painter to England's Charles I
Anthony van Dyck
The Netherlands in the seventeenth century
was dominated by the sober values of the Calvinist religion
Rembrandt's painting style was typified by all of these
use of dramatic chiaroscuro, forceful expressiveness, and ability to depict the full range of human moods and emotions
The Dutch painter Vermeer specialized in
domestic genre scenes
Painting in the seventeenth-century England
was controlled by the courtly but restrained taste of aristocracy
Anthony van Dyck's painting style was characterized by
elegant likenesses and psychological insight
The inspiration for the dome of St. Paul's Cathedral, London, was the dome of
St. Peter's, Rome
Baroque writers made major contributions in all of these genres
tragedy, comedy, and epic
The zenith of Baroque drama was reached
at the court of King Louis XIV in Versailles
Which is NOT correct about seventeenth-century French drama?
it dealt with the lives of ordinary people
Who of the following created a collection of musical pieces that contributed to the standardization of the pitches of the notes of the musical scale and of the turning of keyboard instruments?
Johann Sebastian Bach
Moliere's plays were
satiric comedies that exposed the follies of French society
The baroque literary work Paradise Lost is a
Two late baroque composers who flourished after 1715 were
Bach and Handel