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CLEP Humanities: Study Guide & Test Prep Final Exam

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Question 1 1. Traditional east Asian music is characterized by the use of the _____ scale.

Question 2 2. All of the following were Baroque composers EXCEPT:

Question 3 3. 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.

Question 4 4. Which classic author inspired the structure, themes, and plot of James Joyce's novel Ulysses?

Question 5 5.

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

I. Aegean

II. Corinthian

III. Doric

IV. Hypostyle

V. Ionic

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Question 6 6. What do Frederico Fellini, Jean-Luc Godard, and Akira Kurosawa have in common?

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

Use this material to answer question #8

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

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

Question 10 10. Which of the following ideas was the main point of Thomas Paine's 1776 work Common Sense?

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Question 11 11. Which playwright wrote the Theban plays that tell the tragic story of Oedipus and his family?

Question 12 12.

During which literary period were the following novels written?

I. Middlemarch

II. A Tale of Two Cities

III. Wuthering Heights

Question 13 13. This 1884 painting by Georges Seurat, A Sunday on La Grande Jatte, uses which of the following painting techniques or styles?

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

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Question 16 16. What is the most likely reason we don't know Shakespeare's exact birthday or the exact publication dates of his plays and poetry?

Question 17 17. What four instruments do you need to play a string quartet?

Question 18 18. In Virginia Woolf's novel Orlando, what is the title character transformed into?

Question 19 19. Which of the following statements most closely aligns with Francis Bacon's beliefs?

Question 20 20. Which of the following is NOT an opera by Rossini?

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Question 21 21. What title is given to the leader of each instrument group in an orchestra?

Question 22 22. Why is circular breathing important for playing the didgeridoo?

Question 23 23. Which of the following means 'to the back' in French?

Question 24 24. What is Imagism?

Question 25 25. Which composer spent his career working for King Louis XIV in France?

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Question 26 26. A found instrument is originally made for _____.

Question 27 27. Which of the following is NOT true about the poetic refrain?

Question 28 28. In the story Oedipus, what happens during the catastrophe?

Question 29 29. What is the basic unit of measurement in poetry?

Question 30 30. What was Rodger and Hammerstein's first musical collaboration?

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Question 31 31. Which of the following is a recurring trait in most of Conrad's main characters?

Question 32 32. Which 3/4 time musical form began as a dance but was also used as a third movement in symphonies?

Question 33 33. How does syncopation work?

Question 34 34. What does the Greek or Eastern Cross have in common with Byzantine central-plan churches?

Question 35 35. The pavane was often paired with which other dance?

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Question 36 36. What's polyphony?

Question 37 37. What is Synthetism?

Question 38 38. What was the difference between the White Guelfs and the Black Guelfs?

Question 39 39. In George Eliot's Middlemarch, why is Mary Garth reluctant to marry Fred Vincy?

Question 40 40. In The Grapes of Wrath, what does Tom Joad conclude he is destined to be?

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Question 41 41. What is the prevailing theme in Shelley's Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus?

Question 42 42. Which of the following witchy lines is from Shakespeare's Macbeth?

Question 43 43. Why was the instrumentation of Beethoven's 9th Symphony unusual?

Question 44 44. Though all Joyce's works are set in his home country of Ireland, which particular work is most closely autobiographical?

Question 45 45. According to John Stuart Mill's On Liberty, why do people end up making choices that benefit society?

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Question 46 46. One way that Romantic era composers wanted to connect with their audiences was through creating emotionally-charged instrumental music. How did the composers do this?

Question 47 47. What is the difference between recitative and aria?

Question 48 48. In East Asian music, how is transparency defined?

Question 49 49. How do the works of Fellini and Eisenstein differ?

Question 50 50. Which stage of loss is Whitman illustrating when he says, the flag is flung--for you the bugle trills;, bouquets and ribbon'd wreaths and eager faces are used to further pay tribute to Lincoln's life?

CLEP Humanities: Study Guide & Test Prep Final Exam Instructions

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