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?
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?
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"?
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?
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?
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?