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Artistic Modernist Period Quiz

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Fallingwater is a serene piece of architecture which is one of the masterpieces of what Modernist architect?
Frank Lloyd Wright
James McHale
Vincent Lord Mallory
Angelina Selkirk

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What is the name of the Modernist artist who painted American Gothic?
Grant Wood
Thomas Anderson
Philip Numan
Trenton Lukas

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What feature does the "Gothic" in the title American Gothic refer to?
The window
The pitchfork
The glasses
The clothing

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Mrs. Dalloway is one of the quintessential Modernist novels. What author penned this text?
Willa Cather
Ann-Marie MacDonald
Virginia Woolf
Charlotte Bronte

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What man came up with the Theory of Evolution which shook much of the established western history and paved the way for Modernist theory?
Charles Darwin
Charles Roberts
Charles Godfrey
Charles Menser

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What was the primary focus of most artists during the Modernist Period?
Intense color
Natural beauty
Consistency
Experimentation

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One of the prominent Modernist narrative devices in literature was what form which featured internal monologues attempting to simulate human thought?
Popular thought
Stream of consciousness
Live-Reading
Keppler-Biggs Narration

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What is the name of this Vincent van Gogh masterpiece?
Twilight Streaks
Flourish of Dale
Waves of Evening
The Starry Night

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What country was van Gogh from?
Germany
France
Holland
Italy

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What is the name of the psychological researcher whose theories of the subconscious helped start the Modernist period?
Sigmund Freud
Manfroy Bellam
Keith Heim
Leopold Chemisser

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What artist created this work as a part of his Post-Impressionist school of art?
Paul Cezanne
Henri Matisse
Pablo Picasso
Walter Hichek

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What is the name of this 1895 Cezanne painting?
Troubled Taverners
Poker Time
The Card Players
The Common Flush

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What is the name of the painting tradition from the Modernist period which focused on utilizing simple geometric shapes?
Trigonomy
Cubism
Parallism
Magnanimism

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Historians consider what famous Spanish painter to be the founder of Cubism?
Vincent van Gogh
Henri Matisse
Meynard Holtz
Pablo Picasso

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This 1906 painting Le Bonheur de Vivre is a work by what famous Modernist painter?
Kenneth Lieberman
Henri Matisse
Milton Heinz
Vincent van Gogh

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What is the name of this Frank Lloyd Wright architectural work?
The Hall of Esther
The Cincinnati Opera House
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
The Kimble Monteray Building

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In 1888, the musical Don Juan premiered as a piece of Modernist music. Who composed Don Juan?
Helmut Dunstan
Igor Stravinsky
William Shour
Richard Strauss

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What is the name of James Joyce's 1922 novel which many critics believe serves as the linchpin of Modernist literature?
Ulysses
Paradise Lost
Watt
Waiting for Godot

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One of the concepts which Modernist artists grappled with was which of the following terms meaning capturing a rough essence of something rather than a picture-perfect representation of it?
Refraction
Pouvrism
Abstraction
Pentilism

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Which of the following Modernist philosophers wrote on Nihilism, or believing there was no inherent meaning or morality behind actions or institutions in society?
G. K. Chesterton
Carl Jung
Friedrich Nietzsche
Sigmund Freud

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Nietzsche believed in utilizing his theories to create a perfect form of mankind. What did he call this concept?
The Man of Le Mancha
The Broad-Bon Homme
The Ubermensch
The Ego-Ideal

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What Modernist poet wrote The Waste Land to describe the bleakness of post World War One society?
Edwin Arlington Robinson
T. S. Elliot
Richard Peatty
E. E. Cummings

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Arnold Schoenberg and his contemporaries paved the way for experimentation in music by attempting to normalize what peculiar compositional style?
Costa-Petric music
Pentametric music
Micro-Tonal music
Atonal music

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Modernist writers such as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and Gertrude Stein were a part of what unofficial authoral group?
The Grand Curmudgeons
The Wayward Waifs
The Sad Sods
The Lost Generation

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What is the name of the early Modernist artistic movement in painting which emphasized rapid movement, change, and technological advancement?
Knolette-Garde
Fauvism
Cobblism
Futurism

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What is the name of Igor Stravinsky's ballet which, upon premiering in 1913, caused a riot due to its sensual nature?
The Rite of Spring
The Viennese Nights
Mambo No. 4
The Phoenix

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What famous early Modernist author wrote Heart of Darkness to explore human savagery in the Congo?
E. E. Cummings
Joseph Conrad
T. S. Elliot
Keith Ellington

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What is the name of the poet laureate of the Modernist movement who wrote poems meant to evoke scenes, such as "In a Station of the Metro?"
E. E. Cummings
Ezra Pound
Byron Colm
Samuel Beckett

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Which of the following phrases was Ezra Pound's famous rallying cry for Modernist artists?
"Unforgettable"
"It should be your own"
"Make it new"
"It isn't easy"

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Ezra Pound was one of the founding members of what poetic style which sought more to paint a picture in the audience's head rather than create fanciful verbal flourishes?
Imagism
Visualism
Concretism
Sensorism

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