Introduction to Humanities: Help and Review

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Lesson 1 - What is Drama? - Terms, Time Periods and Styles  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - History of Drama: Dramatic Movements and Time Periods  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - Elements of Drama: Characters, Plot, Setting & Symbolism  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - Tragedy in Drama: Classical to Modern  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - Dramatic Comedy: History and Types  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - Dramatic Farce: History, Examples and Playwrights  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - Elements of Melodrama: From Early Theater to the Modern Soap Opera  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - Futurism, Dada, Surrealism & Expressionism  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - Epic Theatre: Brecht  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - Theatre of Cruelty: Artaud  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - Theatre of the Absurd  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - Analyzing Dramatic Works: Theme, Character Development & Staging  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Waiting for Godot: Plot, Characters, and Style  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - Eugene O'Neill: Biography and Major Plays  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Tennessee Williams: Biography, Works, and Style  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - Arthur Miller: Biography and Major Plays  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Agamemnon by Aeschylus: Summary & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - Caius in Shakespeare's King Lear: Traits & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - Glengarry Glen Ross by David Mamet: Summary, Characters & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - Italo Calvino: Biography, Books & Short Stories  Take Quiz
Lesson 21 - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Works & Biography  Take Quiz
Lesson 22 - Miguel de Cervantes: Biography, Books & Facts  Take Quiz
Lesson 23 - The Rover Play Summary  Take Quiz
Lesson 24 - William Wycherley's The Country Wife: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
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Lesson 1 - Dante's Divine Comedy and the Growth of Literature in the Middle Ages  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - Blank Verse: Definition and Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - Odes: Forms & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - Sonnets: Definition & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - Elegy Poems: Definition & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - The Iliad: Greek Epic  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - The Odyssey: Greek Epic  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - The Aeneid by Virgil  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - The Epic of Gilgamesh  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - Introduction to T.S. Eliot: Author Background, Works, and Style  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - E.A. Robinson and the Shift in Modernist Poetry Style  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - The Imagist Movement: Poems, Examples & Key Poets  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Langston Hughes & the Harlem Renaissance: Poems of the Jazz Age  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - Emily Dickinson: Poems and Poetry Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Edgar Allan Poe: Biography, Works, and Style  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - Aristotle's Poetics: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Astrophel and Stella: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - Emma Lazarus: Biography & Poems  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - Gary Snyder: Biography & Poems  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - Khalil Gibran: Biography, Poems & Books  Take Quiz
Lesson 21 - Mirabai: Biography, Poems & Books  Take Quiz
Lesson 22 - In a Station of the Metro by Ezra Pound: Poem Analysis & Overview  Take Quiz
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Lesson 1 - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Poem Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - Herman Melville: Biography, Works & Style  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - Nathaniel Hawthorne: Biography, Works, and Style  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - Self-Reliance: Ralph Waldo Emerson's Transcendental Essay  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - Henry David Thoreau's Walden: Summary and Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - Walt Whitman: Transcendental and Realist Poet  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - Uncle Tom's Cabin and the American Civil War  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - Mark Twain: Biography, Works, and Style as a Regionalist Writer  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - Willa Cather's My Antonia: Summary and Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - Kate Chopin: Biography, Works, and Style  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - The American in Europe: Henry James' Daisy Miller  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - Edith Wharton: Biography and Major Novels  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - F. Scott Fitzgerald: Biography and Works  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - Ernest Hemingway: Biography, Works, and Style  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - William Faulkner: Biography, Books, and Style  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - John Steinbeck: Grapes of Wrath and Other Works  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Ralph Ellison: Invisible Man Summary and Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - Richard Wright's Black Boy: Summary and Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - J.D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye: Summary and Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - Edgar Allan Poe's Unity of Effect: Definition & Concept  Take Quiz
Lesson 21 - J. R. R. Tolkien: Biography, Books & Poems  Take Quiz
Lesson 22 - James Patterson: Biography & Books  Take Quiz
Lesson 23 - John Grisham: Bio, Books & Short Stories  Take Quiz
Lesson 24 - Joyce Carol Oates: Biography, Books & Short Stories  Take Quiz
Lesson 25 - Nicholas Sparks: Biography & Books  Take Quiz
Lesson 26 - Peter Matthiessen: Biography & Books  Take Quiz
Lesson 27 - Robert Penn Warren: Biography, Poems & Books  Take Quiz
Lesson 28 - Rohinton Mistry: Biography & Books  Take Quiz
Lesson 29 - Sandra Brown: Biography & Books  Take Quiz
Lesson 30 - Saul Bellow: Biography, Novels & Short Stories  Take Quiz
Lesson 31 - Seeing by Annie Dillard: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 32 - Sinclair Lewis: Biography & Books  Take Quiz
Lesson 33 - Stephen King: Biography, Books & Short Stories  Take Quiz
Lesson 34 - The Grapes of Wrath: Author, Symbols & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 35 - The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway: Characters & Themes  Take Quiz
Lesson 36 - Theodore Dreiser: Biography, Books & Short Stories  Take Quiz
Lesson 37 - Wallace Stevens: Biography & Poems  Take Quiz
Lesson 38 - Women in Love by D.H. Lawrence: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
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Lesson 1 - Byzantine Art: Mosaics, History & Characteristics  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - The Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci: History, Facts & Location  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - Roman Art: History, Characteristics & Style  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - Early Christian Art: History, Characteristics & Symbolism  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - Ancient Egyptian Art: History and Style  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - Ancient Persian Art and Architecture: History & Style  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - Ancient Greek Art, Pottery and Sculpture  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - Baroque Painting: Style, Characteristics & Artists  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - Baroque Sculpture: Characteristics & Style  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - Michelangelo: Biography and Works  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - Renaissance Art: Artists, Paintings, Sculptures & Architecture  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - Leonardo da Vinci: Biography  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Art in the Protestant Reformation: Albrecht Durer & Northern European Artists  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - Gothic Painting: Style & Characteristics  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Gothic Sculpture and Stained Glass Windows: Characteristics & Style  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - Carolingian Art: History, Style & Characteristics  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Art of the 1990s  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - Elements and Principles of Art & Design  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - Pencil Art: Style & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - The History of Computer and Video Games  Take Quiz
Lesson 21 - The History of Interior Design  Take Quiz
Lesson 22 - Abstract Expressionism: Definition, History, Characteristics & Artists  Take Quiz
Lesson 23 - Albrecht Durer: Biography, Paintings & Prints  Take Quiz
Lesson 24 - Alexander Calder: Biography, Sculptures & Paintings  Take Quiz
Lesson 25 - Alphonse Mucha: Biography & Art  Take Quiz
Lesson 26 - Artist Charles Demuth: Biography & Paintings  Take Quiz
Lesson 27 - Art Criticism: Definition, Steps & Example  Take Quiz
Lesson 28 - Artemisia Gentileschi: Biography, Paintings & Style  Take Quiz
Lesson 29 - Artist Louise Nevelson: Sculptures & Paintings  Take Quiz
Lesson 30 - Artist Paul Klee: Facts, Famous Paintings & Drawings  Take Quiz
Lesson 31 - Artist Tim Hawkinson: Biography & Art  Take Quiz
Lesson 32 - Artist William Morris: Biography & Works  Take Quiz
Lesson 33 - Asymmetrical Balance in Art: Definition, Design & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 34 - Claude Monet: Biography, Paintings & Facts  Take Quiz
Lesson 35 - Action Painters & Their Works  Take Quiz
Lesson 36 - Action Painting: Definition & Characteristics  Take Quiz
Lesson 37 - Aesthetic Distance: Definition & Application  Take Quiz
Lesson 38 - African Tribal Art: History & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 39 - Alfeñique: Sugar Art Celebrating the Day of the Dead  Take Quiz
Lesson 40 - The Alexander Mosaic: History, Composition & Style  Take Quiz
Lesson 41 - Impressionist Art: Characteristics & Artists  Take Quiz
Lesson 42 - Post-Impressionism: Between Impressionism & Modernism  Take Quiz
Lesson 43 - Prominent Artists & Works of the 20th Century  Take Quiz
Lesson 44 - Sculpture in the Ancient World  Take Quiz
Lesson 45 - History of Sculpture: Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque & Rococo  Take Quiz
Lesson 46 - Neoclassical, 19th-Century & Modern Sculpture  Take Quiz
Lesson 47 - The Girl with a Pearl Earring by Vermeer: Painting Analysis & Overview  Take Quiz
Lesson 48 - What Is a Medium in Art: Definition & Terms  Take Quiz
Lesson 49 - What is Surrealism? - Definition, Art & Characteristics  Take Quiz
Lesson 50 - Dorothea Lange: Biography, Photography & Migrant Mother  Take Quiz
Lesson 51 - Edouard Manet: Biography, Paintings & Facts  Take Quiz
Lesson 52 - Edvard Munch: Biography, Paintings & The Scream  Take Quiz
Lesson 53 - Eugene Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People: Painting & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 54 - Eva Hesse: Biography, Artwork & Sculpture  Take Quiz
Lesson 55 - Fra Angelico: Biography & Paintings  Take Quiz
Lesson 56 - Francesco Petrarch: Biography, Poems, Sonnets & Works  Take Quiz
Lesson 57 - Georges Seurat: Biography, Painting & Facts  Take Quiz
Lesson 58 - Georgia O'Keeffe: Paintings & Biography  Take Quiz
Lesson 59 - Giotto di Bondone: Biography, Paintings & Frescoes  Take Quiz
Lesson 60 - Pieter Brueghel: Paintings & Overview  Take Quiz
Lesson 61 - Praying Mantis: Symbolism & Meaning  Take Quiz
Lesson 62 - Hundertwasser: Prints, Paintings & Art  Take Quiz
Lesson 63 - One Point Perspective Drawing: Definition & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 64 - Fauvism: Definition, Art & Characteristics  Take Quiz
Lesson 65 - How to Make Stop-Motion Animation  Take Quiz
Lesson 66 - The History of Stop-Motion Animation  Take Quiz
Lesson 67 - What is Typography? - Definition, Terms & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 68 - Floral Design: Definition & History  Take Quiz
Lesson 69 - Radial Design: Definition & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 70 - Interior Decorating: Definition, Styles & Tips  Take Quiz
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Lesson 1 - Byzantine Architecture: History, Characteristics & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - Romanesque Architecture: Characteristics, Examples & History  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - Baroque Architecture: Style, Characteristics & Features  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - Ancient Greek Architecture: Dorian, Ionic & Corinthian  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - Roman Engineering and Architecture  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - Frank Lloyd Wright: Biography, Architecture & Style  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - What Are the Different Types of Bridges?  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - Hagia Sophia: Definition, History & Architecture  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - Michael Graves: Biography, Architecture & Designs  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - Mosque: Definition, Architecture, Art & Facts  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - Nave in Architecture: Definition & Overview  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - Rem Koolhaas: Biography, Architecture & Projects  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Location, Architect & Inductees  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - Romanesque Revival: Architecture & Style  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - What Is Fenestration? - Definition & Architecture  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - Abbot Suger: Gothic Architecture & Stained Glass  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Ancient African Architecture: History & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - Contemporary African Architecture: Examples & Trends  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - North African Architecture: History & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - South African Architecture: History & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 21 - West African Architecture: History & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 22 - Influential 19th & 20th Century Architects  Take Quiz
Lesson 23 - Maya Lin: Biography, Artwork & the Vietnam Memorial  Take Quiz
Lesson 24 - Space Frame: Definition, Structures & Design  Take Quiz
Lesson 25 - Thin Shell Concrete: Structures & Construction  Take Quiz
Lesson 26 - Urban Renewal: Definition, Projects & Strategy  Take Quiz
Lesson 27 - Villa Savoye: Plans, Structure & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 28 - What is a Gambrel Roof? - Design, Style & Construction  Take Quiz
Lesson 29 - What Is Cladding? - Definition, Systems & Materials  Take Quiz
Lesson 30 - Hundertwasser: House, Architecture & Buildings  Take Quiz
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Lesson 1 - How to Read Notes on the Treble Clef Staff  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - How to Read Notes of the Bass Clef Staff  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - Sharps and Flats: Reading and Identifying Sharp and Flat Notes in Music  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - How to Determine Major Key Signatures in Music  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - How to Determine Minor Key Signatures in Music  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - Understanding and Building Musical Scales: Definitions & Types of Scales  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - Musical Timbre of Instruments and Singers: Definition  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - Instrument Families of the Orchestra: String, Woodwind, Brass & Percussion  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - Tempo: Definition and Uses in Musical Forms  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - Rhythm: Quarter Notes, Eighth Notes, Rests & Other Basic Rhythms  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - Rhythm: Recognizing Syncopation, Dotted Notes & Ties  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - Major and Minor Keys: Tonality in Music  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Musical Form: Definitions and Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - Musical Form: Phrasing, Binary, and Ternary Forms  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Classical Music Forms: Symphonic, Sonata, Theme and Variation & Rondo Forms  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - Time Signature in Music: Definition and Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Meters and Time Signatures in Musical Forms  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - Melody vs. Harmony: Definitions and Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - Development of Musical Form Throughout History  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - Dynamics in Music: Piano, Forte and Why They Are Important  Take Quiz
Lesson 21 - Texture and Voices in Music: Definition & Overview  Take Quiz
Lesson 22 - What is A Cappella Music?  Take Quiz
Lesson 23 - Backmasking of Songs: Psychology & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 24 - What is the History of the Bolero?  Take Quiz
Lesson 25 - Aerophones: Types & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 26 - Camerata: Definition, Music & Singers  Take Quiz
Lesson 27 - Composer Rameau: Operas & Music  Take Quiz
Lesson 28 - Tone Color in Music: Definition & Explanation  Take Quiz
Lesson 29 - Declamation: Definition, Music & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 30 - Diatonic Scale: Definition & Patterns  Take Quiz
Lesson 31 - Diminution: Definition & Value  Take Quiz
Lesson 32 - Enharmonic in Music: Definition, Equivalents & Notes  Take Quiz
Lesson 33 - Etude: Definition & Instruments  Take Quiz
Lesson 34 - Fortissimo: Definition, Music & Instruments  Take Quiz
Lesson 35 - French Horn: History, Facts & Songs  Take Quiz
Lesson 36 - G Major: Scale, Chord & Music Theory  Take Quiz
Lesson 37 - Ground Bass: Definition, Composers, Instruments & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 38 - Harpsichord: Definition & History  Take Quiz
Lesson 39 - Phrase in Music: Definition & Structure  Take Quiz
Lesson 40 - Sitar: Definition, History & Parts  Take Quiz
Lesson 41 - Styles of Music: Types & History  Take Quiz
Lesson 42 - Syncopation: Definition & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 43 - Ternary Form in Music: Definition & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 44 - The Mbira Instrument: History & Music  Take Quiz
Lesson 45 - Through-Composed Music: Definition, Form & Songs  Take Quiz
Lesson 46 - Tremolo: Definition & Effect  Take Quiz
Lesson 47 - Troubadour: Definition, Music & Instruments  Take Quiz
Lesson 48 - Walking Bass: Definition, Patterns & Technique  Take Quiz
Lesson 49 - Western Music: History & Timeline  Take Quiz
Lesson 50 - What Is Secular Music? - Definition & History  Take Quiz
Lesson 51 - Crescendo in Music: Definition & Notation  Take Quiz
Lesson 52 - Key Signature in Music: Definition & Concept  Take Quiz
Lesson 53 - Scherzo: Definition & Form  Take Quiz
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Lesson 1 - The Organ: Instrument Characteristics and History  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - Counterpoint in the Baroque Period: Definition, Harmony & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - The Fugue: Bach, Definition & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - Aristocrats: Definition & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - The Oratorio: Composers, Definitions & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - Decorative and Ornate Music of the Baroque Era  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - Antonio Vivaldi: Biography, Music & Facts  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - Baroque Composers: Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Pachelbel & More  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - Bach: Important Works, Organ, Fugues and Solo Works  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - Handel: Major Works & Oratorio  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - The Baroque Orchestra: Instruments, Structure & Forms  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - Baroque Opera Composers: Monteverdi & Lully  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Antonio Vivaldi and Henry Purcell: Baroque Composers in Italy and England  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - Alessandro Scarlatti: Biography, Music & Cantatas  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Baroque Suite: Definition & Dances  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - Basso Continuo: Definition & Instruments  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Composer Dieterich Buxtehude: Organ Music, Works & Cantatas  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - Giovanni Gabrieli: Biography & Music  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - Jean-Baptiste Lully: Biography & Music  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - What is Baroque Music? - Definition, History, Characteristics & Composers  Take Quiz
Lesson 21 - William Tell: Story, Legend, Music & Composer  Take Quiz