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Geniuses of the Baroque Era Quiz

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The Baroque musical classic known as The Four Seasons was written by what iconic composer?
Antonio Vivaldi
Johannes Sebastian Bach
El Greco
George Frideric Handel

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A common style of European (especially Spanish) painters throughout most of the Baroque period was Tenebrism, a style that accented the difference between what two concepts?
Light and darkness
Life and death
Time and space
Shape and color

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What was the name of the German mathematician and astronomer who discovered the elliptical orbits of the planets and hypothesized the existence of gravity around the year 1600?
Nicholas Copernicus
Galileo Galilei
Isaac Newton
Johannes Kepler

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This famous sculpture by the Baroque artist Bernini shows what god as he towers above another god, Triton?
Zeus
Neptune
Apollo
Hermes

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This picture is an iconic self-portrait of what artist from the Baroque period?
Pablo Picasso
Salvator Rosa
Lope de Vega
Don Quixote

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What Baroque musician wrote the haunting organ melody Toccata and Fugue in D Minor?
Claudio Monteverdi
George Frideric Handel
Johannes Sebastian Bach
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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This painting is a Baroque masterpiece by the artist Diego Velazquez. What is the title of this work?
El Dio de Deus
La Familia de Richard III
Las Meninas
Des Los Angeles

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The iconic Baroque artist Rembrandt was a painter from what country?
Spain
The Netherlands
France
Sweden

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The Baroque Era of art and music is considered to have existed in what time frame?
1450-1600
1600-1750
1750-1850
1850-1925

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L'Orfeo is considered one of the world's first operas. This work was written by what famous musician?
Joseph Haydn
Edvard Grieg
Claudio Monteverdi
George Frideric Handel

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The opera King Arthur was written by what famous musician in the Baroque Period?
Henry Purcell
William Britten
William Hensel
Frans Schubert

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This painting is a famous work by one of Spain's most famous Baroque painters. What is the name of the man who created this painting?
Diego Velazquez
Lazarillo de Tormes
Salvator Rosa
Lope de Vega

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The Baroque artistic style called Tenebrism is most closely associated with what Italian painter and his followers?
Bernoulli
Rembrandt
Caravaggio
Des Tormes

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The Baroque musician Corelli's most famous piece "Concerto Grosso in G Minor, Op. 6, no. 8", is much more commonly known by what nickname?
"Moonlight Sonata"
"Burning with Life"
"Ride of the Valkyries"
"Christmas Concerto"

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What scientist famously studied space using his advancements on the design of the original telescope?
Isaac Newton
Galileo Galilei
Nicholas Copernicus
Peter Paul Rubens

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Don Quixote is a novel considered one of Spain's greatest artistic contributions in the Baroque Era. What man wrote Don Quixote?
Miguel de Cervantes
Reginald Quixote
Ernesto Missoto
Faria des Respool

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What famous Baroque painter created such works as The Return of the Prodigal Son and The Jewish Bride?
Rembrandt
Henry Purcell
Anthony van Dyck
Clara Peeters

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This sculpture is a work by Bernini that is entitled "The Ecstasy of" what saint?
St. Kathryn
St. Lucy
St. Teresa
St. Margaret

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What musician of the Baroque Era wrote the melodies that would be used in the iconic musical tutorial "The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra"?
Henry Purcell
Joseph Haydn
Claudio Monteverdi
Johannes Sebastian Bach

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Lazarillo de Tormes was considered the first real novel of what category?
Coming of age
Picaresque
Mystery
Gothic

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What father and son pair of musicians were famous for their incredible variety in musical styles that they composed with during the Baroque and Classical periods, with the son being particularly famous for his 555 piano sonatas?
The Brocchavellis
The Roscolls
The Venettis
The Scarlattis

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This famous picture of David and Goliath was painted by what artist?
Orazio Gentileschi
Caravaggio
Johannes de Brahams
Cassio van Steuben

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The Baroque art of painting with shadows called Tenebrism is most commonly associated with the Golden Age of Art for which country?
Great Britain
Spain
France
Greece

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This famous sculpture by Bernini was meant to capture the emotional complexity and force of will of what king?
Charlemagne
David
Solomon
Alexander

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What scientist from this era is credited with the discovery of Earth's gravity and how to generally calculate it?
Nicholas Copernicus
Aristotle
Isaac Newton
Galileo Galilei

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What Dutch painter was remarkable for being one of the few Baroque women to have success in the artistic field with such works as this one, entitled Still Life with Cheese, Almonds, and Pretzels?
Catherine Poppy
Cara Edwards
Clara Peeters
Clarissa Belle

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This painting of Galileo Galilei was done by what Baroque artist?
Peter Paul Rubens
Lope de Vega
Corelli
Michelangelo Caracci

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What family is credited with partially starting the Baroque Movement in painting because of what they taught at their school, Academia Degli Incamminati?
The Plessiaes
The Moslins
The Benvolios
The Carraccis

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Which of the following is the name of one of Bach's keyboard collections that he published?
The Smith's Right Hand
Moments to Hours
The First Blooms of Spring
The Well-Tempered Clavier

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This famous painting of King Charles I on the hunt was created by what Baroque artist?
Clara Peeters
Anthony van Dyck
Albert Caravaggio
Salvator Rosa

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What Spanish Baroque literary movement was defined by its tendency to use as many words as possible to convey as little meaning as possible?
Nihelepriho
Passaprit
Culteranismo
Losanimos

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What scientist during the Baroque Era discovered that planets revolved around the sun instead of the other way around?
Abraham Maslow
Johannes Gutenberg
Galileo Galilei
Nicholas Copernicus

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Who wrote the Oratorio "Messiah" which featured the famous "Halleluiah Chorus"?
George Frideric Handel
Franz Schubert
William Hensel
Johannes Sebastian Bach

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This painting by Jacob van Rusidael details a castle with what name?
The Roseburn Castle
The Estate of Sinclair
Bentheim Castle
Rhodes Castle

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