CLEP Humanities: Study Guide & Test Prep Final Exam

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Question 1 1.

During which literary period were the following novels written?

I. Middlemarch

II. A Tale of Two Cities

III. Wuthering Heights

Question 2 2. Traditional east Asian music is characterized by the use of the _____ scale.

Question 3 3. Which of the following ideas was the main point of Thomas Paine's 1776 work Common Sense?

Question 4 4. This 1884 painting by Georges Seurat, A Sunday on La Grande Jatte, uses which of the following painting techniques or styles?

Question 5 5. Which playwright wrote the Theban plays that tell the tragic story of Oedipus and his family?

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Question 6 6.

Which of the following were styles of columns used in ancient Greek architecture?

I. Aegean

II. Corinthian

III. Doric

IV. Hypostyle

V. Ionic

Question 7 7. Which novel was written as a protest response to the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 in the United States?

Question 8 8. All of the following were Baroque composers EXCEPT:

Question 9 9. All of the following are characters in Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales EXCEPT:

Use this material to answer question #10

After the Sea-Ship - after the whistling winds;

After the white-gray sails, taut to their spars and ropes,

Below, a myriad, myriad waves, hastening, lifting up their necks,

Tending in ceaseless flow toward the track of the ship:

Waves of the ocean, bubbling and gurgling, blithely prying,

Waves, undulating waves - liquid, uneven, emulous waves,

Toward that whirling current, laughing and buoyant, with curves,

Where the great Vessel, sailing and tacking, displaced the surface.

Question 10 10. This passage from Walt Whitman's poetry is an example of what type of poetic rhyme and/or meter?

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Question 11 11. What do Frederico Fellini, Jean-Luc Godard, and Akira Kurosawa have in common?

Question 12 12. Which classic author inspired the structure, themes, and plot of James Joyce's novel Ulysses?

Question 13 13. Which of the following is NOT true of Gothic sculpture and architecture?

Question 14 14. Which of the following is a ballet about a man named Franz falling in love with a life-like female doll?

Question 15 15. Ancient peoples frequently made _____, which were sculptures made into a flat medium with the figures only coming out from the flat background slightly, to honor kings or record legends.

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Question 16 16. How did the relationship between vocal parts and instrumental parts change during the Renaissance?

Question 17 17. An almanac is a yearly publication that includes all of the of the following information except

Question 18 18. Dizzy Gillespie popularized bebop. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of this jazz style?

Question 19 19. After the couple's wedding night, why are the nightingale and the lark referenced?

Question 20 20. Rembrandt was a Baroque painter from _____.

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Question 21 21. Why did Octavian want Virgil to write 'The Aeneid'?

Question 22 22. Why is the drone important in West Asian music?

Question 23 23. Which of the following statements is most characteristic of James Joyce's childhood and upbringing?

Question 24 24. What quote from Ezra Pound sums up modernist attitudes towards literature?

Question 25 25. How was the music of Hildegard von Bingen's unlike the music of the time period?

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Question 26 26. In comparison to the movies being produced early in the 20th century, what was different about the earliest attempts at film-making?

Question 27 27. Why are Claude Debussy's compositions characterized as impressionist?

Question 28 28. In William Blake's The Tyger, why is the speaker questioning God's creation of the title creature?

Question 29 29. Each of the following are examples of Romanesque vaulting techniques, EXCEPT:

Question 30 30. Which of the following is NOT one of the characters in a melodrama?

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Question 31 31. Rodgers is known for his work with both _____ and _____.

Question 32 32. How was Thanatopsis typical of Romantic literature?

Question 33 33. How is the number 3 used throughout The Divine Comedy?

Question 34 34. Why is Franz Schubert best remembered?

Question 35 35. By the end of the 17th century, which of these cultures had NOT produced an opera?

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Question 36 36. Which tragic opera by Henry Purcell is based on Virgil's Aeneid?

Question 37 37. Other than exposing the evils of slavery in the American South, what motivation likely drove Harriet Beecher Stowe to write Uncle Tom's Cabin?

Question 38 38. Barbershop quartets use _____.

Question 39 39. Identify the synecdoche or metonym in this sentence: While the suits in Congress debate and Wall Street asks for another bailout, America waits for good news.

Question 40 40. Which of the following statements is true of Classical-era public concerts?

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Question 41 41. What was the format for most of Dickens' published work?

Question 42 42. How was dancing in the Renaissance different from dancing today?

Question 43 43. What is Ruskin's ideal social system, as described in Unto the Last?

Question 44 44. Charlie Parker's nickname was _____, while Louis Armstrong's nickname was _____.

Question 45 45. Which of the following is one of the things Romantic thinkers appreciated about Milton's writing?

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Question 46 46. What was Charlemagne's goal?

Question 47 47. How was 'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock' unique compared to the rest of Eliot's work?

Question 48 48. Mark is listening to a music performance that he's really likes. However, he's having some difficulty describing it. The music is chanted and sung with complex lyrics, yet the melody seems to be rather light and simple. Which of the following BEST describes this music?

Question 49 49. In Joyce's Ulysses, what does Stephen Dedalus intend to do in the hope of achieving fame and esteem?

Question 50 50. In Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway, why does Septimus tries to kill himself after seeing his psychiatrist, Dr. Bradshaw?

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